Monday, December 30, 2013

Gina Moody

Gina Moody is one of ZnetShows' wholesale buyers. She is an immensely talented lady who contacted us with some lovely examples of how she's used her Beads. You may have also noticed her instructional videos in the latest issue of Creative Spark. Here's just some of what Gina's made with her supply of ZnetShows' products.
Cascading Crystal Cube Necklace (the video tutorial is in the Glossi and on YouTube
Blue Crystal Cube Necklace (uses the same video tutorial as above)
Regal Lace Necklace (video tutorial on YouTube)
Rice Pearl and Crystal Netting
Christmas Wreath Earrings (video tutorial on YouTube)
Besides these intricate crystal and pearl pieces, Gina has also created a variety of items using ZnetShows' sea glass beads and metal components.
The above uses some of our Cultured Sea Glass beads
Here Gina made use of some of our base metal chain.
Even more cultured sea glass

You can find more of Gina's work by befriending her on Facebook, on her Gina's Gem Creations Facebook Page, or on her Gina's Gem Creations YouTube Channel.

Thank you so much Gina for sharing your talent and use of ZnetShows products!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Butterfly Kisses from Cindy Cima Edwards

Design Team Member, Cindy Cima Edwards designed this beautiful necklace and earring set. The focal of the necklace is a ZnetShows Chalcedony Geode Druzy pendant but they also include a variety of other products from

She calls this set "Butterfly Kisses" 

Cindy's Butterfly Kisses necklace uses: 
M0528-AS Butterfly chain
PT573 Chalcedony Geode Druzy
Light blue sea glass rounds
Chinese crystal beadss: opalescent square, light blue AB rondelles, blue rondelles

The Butterfly Kisses earrings use: 
 M0S28-AS Butterfly chain
Chinese Crystal beads: Opalescent square, light blue AB rondelles

The Chalcedony Druzy Pendants are on Discount/Closeout right now. If you like what Cindy did with hers, you better get some for yourself before they're gone!

You can find more from Cindy on her Live to Design Blog and in her Zimaj Etsy Shop

Don't forget to check out Creative Spark and enter our GIVEAWAY!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Creative Spark and a GIVEAWAY!

The Winter 2013-2014 issue of Creative Spark (our online magazine) is now out!

In the virtual pages you'll find over a HUNDRED designs from members of our design team who were given the 'challenge' of using pearls for this issue. In addition, there are four tutorials, a list of unique ways to sell your jewelry, peeks into our creative spaces, some funnies, and so much more. You should totally go take a look.

We'd also LOVE for you to share the Glossi with others via Social Media. As a matter of fact, we'll have a GIVEAWAY of some ZnetShows beads and components for those who share Creative Spark in some way. (*Updated: only US residents will receive ZnetShows components, those outside the US will receive gift certificates to ZnetShows.) It's easy to do too. Once the Glossi loads, there are buttons on the right of it to share on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, G+, and Pinterest. Share Creative Spark in one of those ways and leave us a comment BELOW THE GLOSSI to let us know where you shared it (a link to your share would be great) and how to reach you (your e-mail) and you're entered for the Giveaway. (At this time, members of the Design Team are not eligible for the giveaway.) The giveaway will be open through the rest of this year!

So go, read, enjoy our latest venture and we'd love to know what you think and if it gives you a Creative Spark!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

On the Cover of Bead-It. . .Today

If you look on the lower right corner of the newest issue of Bead-It. . .Today magazine, you'll see some earrings with sea glass beads in them. These earrings were designed by Cindy Cima Edwards, one of our Design Team members!
Those earrings are in fact part of a set that includes quite a few ZnetShows beads. Cindy used some of our Chinese crystal rondelles, bling balls, and cultured sea glass rounds in the set.

We're so excited to have some of our cultured sea glass and other beads in this new magazine and even more excited for Cindy being featured. Congrats Cindy and thanks!!

You can read Cindy's response to the feature on her Live to Design blog.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Our Sea Glass Rings in Beadwork Magazine

Design Team member, Christina Miles, took some of our sea glass rings and made them sing with her amazing beadwork skills. In fact, Christina's sea glass designs were featured in Beadwork's special Quick and Easy Issue of their magazine.
This was Christina's first time being published and we couldn't be happier for her. Congratulations Christina!

You can read her blog post about the designs and give her some feedback over on her blog, Wings N Scales.

In addition, you can find the sea glass rings she used on the ZnetShows website.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bead Widowers Photo Contest Voting Has Begun

The photos are up on the ZnetShows Facebook Page of our finalists for the Bead Widowers Photo Contest. Here are the five photos, but you'll have to go to the Bead Widowers Facebook Album to vote (by liking your favorite).

Votes will be accepted until November 30th!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ZnetShows in Beadwork Magazine

We've got some exciting news! Check out the newest issue of Beadwork Magazine, which should be hitting newsstands TODAY and you'll see ZnetShows beads were used for this issue's "The Challenge" department.
Beadwork Dec 2013/Jan 2014
The Challenge is described as, "A fun feature in each Beadwork issue in which different beaders use the same kit of materials to create unique jewelry."
In fact, you have the opportunity to win one of the beautiful ZnetShows kits simply by naming a Challenge piece. Details about this Name the Necklace contest can be found at Beading Daily. Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Keychain Clasp Lightening Round

Several weeks back we let interested members of the ZnetShows Design Team take part in a Lightening Design Challenge. Our lightening rounds are quick-fire challenges in which the designers are asked to create something within a short period of time after receiving their package. This time around, we asked them to design with a few of our KeyChain Clasps.

In addition, each designer picked out a couple of Chinese crystal beads to also work into their designs.

These Designers came up with some really beautiful creations and unique uses for the keychain clasps. Clicking on their names will take you to their blog posts.

Becky Pancake of Becky Pancake Designs

B.R. Kuhlman of Mixed Mayhem Studios

Donetta Farrington of Simply Gorgeous

Karla Morgan of Texas Pepper Jams

Kathy Lindemer of Bay Moon Design

Kay Thomerson of Kayz Kreations

Kelly Patterson of PyxeeStyx~The Traveling Sideshow

Sandi James of Do Be Do Bead Do

Make sure you do check out the designers' blogs to see each of the designs they created with these clasps. They sure are a creative bunch!

What would you have done with these clasps?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bead Widower Photo Contest Call for Entries

As announced in the Fall 2013 issue of Creative Spark, ZnetShows is holding a photo contest. 

We know that as much as you (and they) try to prevent it, you can't help but hit up a Bead Show, Craft Fair, Bead Store, Craft Store, etc. without your significant other in tow. As well, they're not always so keen on this experience.
Can't you just envision a bored husband lounging in that chair?

Our challenge to you (if you choose to accept it) is to snap a picture of your husband, boyfriend, significant other, etc. looking bored, angry, or upset in one of those crafty locations. The picture can absolutely be staged or just a candid shot. 
An angry looking boyfriend standing right there could be so funny.

Photo submissions for this contest will be accepted through November 15th, 2013 via e-mail to (use 'Bead Widower photo contest' in the subject line). 

Winners will be announced in the next issue of Creative Spark. First, Second, and Third place winners will respectively receive $100, $75, & $50 Gift Certificates to ZnetShows.
I see a few men in that crowd. I know they need to be there to carry the bags.

So drag your dearest out and get to snapping! We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Design Team Shares a Creative Spark

I'm sure at this point you've already checked out our Creative Spark Glossi, but here's your chance to check out what the designers who were included had to say about it. Here are their blog posts about the Premiere Issue of Creative Spark.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Introducing Creative Spark

Admittedly, this has been a long absence. However, it's been with good reason. We've been hard at work putting together something new and exciting. As of today, we 'published' our first Glossi. (If you haven't heard of Glossi, it's basically an online magazine.) Fun right!?

We started with a small sample of our Design Team and the theme 'Rings & Bling' and took off from there. Check it out for all the details. Included in this issue are those designs, some humor, a fun fish pendant tutorial, Fall palettes, and lots of inspiration. We're calling it "Creative Spark."

Leave a comment on the Creative Spark Glossi itself or here on the to let us know what you think. As well, feel free to share it with your friends as we'd like lots of feedback!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Partner Picks Summer Challege Wrap-up and Giveaway Winners

There were a ton of beautiful designs in our latest challenge. Before we get to the giveaway winners I'd like to highlight some of the designs. Don't forget to head over to each designer's blog and see the full range of what they created from the components selected for them by their partners.
via Amy Severina of AmyBeads
via Andra Weber of Andra's Joyful Journey
via Andrea Trank of Heaven Lane Creations
via B.R. Kuhlman of Mixed Mayhem Studios
via Becky Pancake of Becky Pancake Designs
via Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're
via Christina Miles of Wings N Scales
via Christine Stonefield of Sweet Girl Design
via Cindy Cima Edwards of Live to Design
via Cynthia Machata of Antiquity Travelers
via Donetta Farrington of Simply Gorgeous
via Gina Hockett of Freestyle Elements
via Gretchen Nation McKillip of Art Food Lodging
via Hope Smitherman of CraftyHope
via Karla Morgan of Texas Pepper Jams
via Kay Thomerson of KayzKreationz
via Kelly Patterson of PyxeeStyx~Traveling SideShow
via Klaudete Koon of Only Road
via Michele Soncrant
via Pam Sears of The Crazy Creative Corner
via Rachel Baron of R. Baron Designs
via Sandi James of Do Be Do Bead Do
via Sandra Washington of To the Moon and Stars and Back
via Suzette Bentley of Ellie's Bijoux
Again, there's a ton more beautiful designs to see on each of their blogs. Now for the moment you've been waiting for. . .the GIVEAWAY WINNERS!
Becky Pancake
Charis Designs
Donna Middle
Jen Ren
Tammie Everly
Rebecca Ednie
Pine Ridge Treasures
Lori Schneider
Andrea Trank
Liz E
Susan Marling

Thanks to ALL of you who came by, commented, followed us, liked us, and shared us. We hope you enjoyed reading about and seeing the designs for this challenge. Just wait, there's even more to come!

(Winners please be patient as I will be contacting each of you individually to get your information. If you do not hear from me in the next few days, please leave a private message on the ZnetShows Facebook page.)