Creative Spark Summer 2015

The Creative Spark Summer 2015 online magazine is out!


This issue is full of wonderful Summer inspired designs (jewelry and non jewelry). Lots of cultured “sea glass beads” are used in these designs.
This issue also includes summer color pallets, suggestions of great summer songs, and tons of inspiration!

I created non jewelry designs for this issue – a jewelry box and another little item that I created using left over ICE Resin.

Here are the beautiful “sea glass beads” I received from ZnetShows to create my designs with:


Here is my Serenity by the Sea jewelry box!

Serenity by the Sea
Serenity by the Sea


Serenity by the Sea (top)
Serenity by the Sea (top)

Here is a Christmas ornament, sun catcher,  or paper weight that I created using left over ICE Resin.  I have several of these in different colors etc. I can’t stand to waste resin! 🙂


Check out the e-mag to see the instructions and supplies for my pieces as well as all of the wonderful designs created by the team!

Thank again to Hope Smitherman for another wonderful issue!


The Trade!

My friend Hope Smitherman and I decided to send each other a box of goodies from our personal stash.  You can see what I sent her by scrolling down a bit in her post “Happy Mail”.

I have learned that Hope is a very generous person indeed!  She sent me so many wonderful delights that I could not get them all into one picture.  I separated the items into batches, took pics and edited some of those pics for combination photos. (Did that sound a bit confusing? 🙂

Feast your eyes on all the goodies I got!




Buttons! (the ones in the middle are really cool resin buttons!)




Chandelier Crystals  and shells!


The globe beads in the bottom of the top left pic were what started this swap!


These beauties were created by Hope (except the Washi tape of course). I have been wanting to create something with Washi tape.

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Wow! Vintage buttons – love these!

Check out Hope’s Etsy Store: Crafty Hope Jewlery

“Like” her facebook page: Crafty Hope Jewelry

Thank you so much Hope! I will love playing with all of these wonderful things!



ZnetShows Partner Picks Summer Challenge, What I Received


The ZnetShows “Partner Picks Summer Challenge” is the latest challenge for the ZnetShows Design team. The design team was split up into pairs, and each partner chose the beads for the other partner to create with.

My partner is Anitra Gordy, a very talented designer!

Check out her blog: LeeLu Creations

You can see her work in her LeeLu Creations Etsy

Today I will show you what goodies Anitra picked out for me to design with – I loved all of them!

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Beautiful aren’t they!

BDS1618-18FIVE Glass pearls, Khaki 6mm

ZMX-16-01 Tiaria Chinese crystal rondelles, Mint Julep mix 8x5mm

BDS1229-38 Aqua Terra Jasper rectangle puffed beads, 40x30mm

S55-B28STEN Cultured Sea Glass bottle-neck style rings, 23mm

M0462-AB Rectangle frame toggle clasp, brass tone 23x12mm

M0477-AB Starfish charms, brass tone 26x23mm

I have already created a couple of designs and started others. Check back later next week to see what I created.