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 CraftyHope@gmail.com (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.