Sunday, December 14, 2014

Whoops Blog Hop Uses Our 16mm Glass Pearls

When Cynthia of Antiquity Travelers picked out some of our gray 16mm glass pearls for her upcycled designs for Creative Spark Fall 2014, she didn't realize just how large that was. WHOOPS!

While she rolled with it for the issue, she also knew she had just too many of these wonderfully large beads for her own personal use. Instead of just hoarding them away, Cynthia offered up a sample of the pearls to some of her beady friends to see what they could create with them. Here's a list of the participants who took her up on the offer.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Designers Share Fall Creative Spark

A big thank you goes out to all the designers who helped and participated in the latest issue of Creative Spark. Your assistance and insight is ALWAYS appreciated. With that in mind, some of our designers even went on to write blog posts about the magazine, their designs, and their inspiration. Make sure you check out them out.

We appreciate y'all spreading the word!
If you've blogged and we missed out on sharing your link, please let us know!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Creative Spark Fall 2014

The newest issue of our quarterly e-magazine, Creative Spark is live!

It's our anniversary edition and we mixed things up by having three challenges for the designers instead of just one throughout the magazine.
Creative Spark Fall 2014 Fall 2014
We can't wait to know what you think and encourage you to leave comments here or on our ZnetShows Facebook Page. Enjoy!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Funnies for your Monday

Just thought we'd brighten your Monday with a few funny one-liners.

Here's hoping your Monday is sufficiently brightened!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Quote of the Day | Inspiration

Just popping in to share a little inspiration on a Tuesday morning.

What dreams are you working toward today?

Friday, August 8, 2014

ZnetShows Beads in Bead-it...Today

Cindy Cima Edwards, ZnetShows Design Team Member, has done it again. She's blown us away with her designs in another jewelry magazine. This time around, she made the cover of Bead-it . . .Today!
Bead-it. . .Today (issue 8)

Not only does Cindy's ICE Flower necklace contain beads from ZnetShows, but she has another design in the issue that does as well.

Make sure you pick up a copy of Bead -it. . . Today to check out Cindy's designs. As well, head over to Cindy's Blog, Live to Design to see her announcement and excitement about this issue and congratulate her.

We're so very excited over here for you Cindy!! Congratulations!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Your Fall Theme Suggestions Wanted

The Autumn season is almost knocking at our doors. And, I know many people are looking forward to cooler temperatures, the start of school, football season, leaves changing color, and all that Fall brings. Your list may also include the one year anniversary of Creative Spark Magazine. If you remember, last year's Fall issue had a 'Rings and Bling' theme. In the Winter we focused on glass pearls. Spring brought us some 'Spring Surprises' of Chinese crystal beads and cultured sea glass. And out most recent, Summer issue focused solely on our sea glass beads and pendants.
Palette courtesy of Amy Severino of AmyBeads

Now, we're gearing up for this next issue and are asking for some ideas from you as to what you'd like to see in it. Are there ZnetShows products you'd like to see in use? Does a certain Autumn theme resonate in your thoughts? We'd love to know your thoughts and ideas on the subject.
Palette courtesy of Amy Severino of AmyBeads

Please leave us your suggestions and ideas in a comment here or e-mail our Social Media Manager, Hope at with the subject 'Znet Fall Ideas.' Now get out there and enjoy what's left of your summer!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ZnetShows Beads in Jewelry Affaire Summer 2014

If you haven't picked up the Summer 2014 issue of Jewelry Affaire yet, you definitely should. Not only is it filled with many beautiful designs and inspirations, but also some ZnetShows beads. Our own Design Team Member, Cindy Cima Edwards has two designs in the current issue in which she used some of our products.
Jewelry Affaire

Pick up Jewelry Affaire Summer 2014 and see for yourself!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Creative Spark Summer 2014 Reveal and Blog Hop

I hope your Fourth of July festivities were a blast!! Now for another reason to celebrate. . .the reveal of Creative Spark Summer 2014!!

For this issue, we decided to focus on our cultured sea glass. The participating design team members were asked to select two colors from the many shades available. In addition to those colors, they received sea glass beads and pendants in surprise hues. The task was to create designs appropriate for Summer Days (casual) and designs for Summer Night (dressy) with the cultured sea glass. Are you ready to see what they came up with? Here you go!

Creative Spark Summer 2014 
Since we included so many designers in this issue of Creative Spark, we kept their pictures and descriptions to a minimum in order to fit everyone in the pages and give you as much eye candy as possible. With that in mind, we asked the designers to also post about their designs today as part of a blog hop for the reveal. You will likely see more information and detail of the pieces in these blog posts.

We hope that you enjoy the e-magazine, the blog hop, and your summer days & nights!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mark your calendars

I know everyone's gearing up for the big Independence Day festivities this weekend, but another reason to celebrate can be added to your list. Creative Spark Summer 2014 will be revealed on Saturday, July 5th.

Not only will you get to view the online magazine, but our design team members will have a more in-depth look at the cultured sea glass designs they created for the publication in a blog hop right here on the ZnetShows blog. Get ready to party, sea glass bead style!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

ZnetShows Designers Participate in 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party

Due to some unfortunate and untimely health issues of the amazing hostess of The Bead Soup Blog Party (BSBP), the reveal was postponed for a week. However, the wait is over and today's the party! This blog party has jewelry designers paired up with one another to swap a 'bead soup'. Each bead soup must contain a focal, a clasp, and a few coordinating beads. The designers must then use the focal and clasp in one or more designs (the coordinating beads are optional) and then reveal those designs on party day.

Many of our own ZnetShows designers were discovered via the BSBP, and there are still quite a few of them participating in the event. Please see the complete list of participants on the Bead Soup Blog Party Blog. However, if you just want a taste of the event to start with, might I suggest visiting some of the blogs of our designers who are participating this year.

Amy Severino of AmyBeads
Andrea Trank of Heaven Lane Creations
Becky Pancake of Becky Pancake Bead Creations
Bobbie Rafferty of BeadSong
BR Kuhlman of Mixed Mayhem Studios
Charlene Jacka of Clay Space
Christie Murrow of Charis Designs Jewelry
Christina Miles of Wings N Scales
Christine Stonefield of Sweet Girl Design
Donetta Farrington of Simply Gorgeous
Gina Hockett of Free Style Elements
Heidi Kingman of Heidi Kingman Jewelry
Karla Morgan of Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel of Sadafulee
Kathy Lindemer of Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson of Kayz Kreationz
Kelly Patterson of Traveling Sideshow
Klaudete Koon of Only Road
Lee Koopman of Strega Jewellry
Linda Anderson of From the Bead Board
Renetha Stanziano of Lamplight Crafts
Sandi James of Do Be Do Bead Do
Shai Williams of Shaiha's Ramblings
Stephanie Haussler of Pixy Bug Designs
Susan Bowie
Tammie Everly of TTE Designs

I do hope you'll take the time to check much the talent that is involved in the Bead Soup Blog Party, especially hostess Lori Anderson's Pretty Things Blog. Have fun and enjoy the party!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Design Team's Creative Spark Posts

Special thanks to the members of our ZnetShows Design Team who helped spread the word on their blogs that the newest edition of Creative Spark was out. If you still haven't checked it out, you should!

See what these designers had to say about the issue and follow their links to see it for yourself

Thanks so much ladies for sharing Creative Spark Spring 2014 with your readers.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Creative Spark Spring 2014

It's a day for celebration!
This online magazine is full of stunning pieces from our design team using ZnetShows' Chinese crystal beads and cultured sea glass. There are also inspiring quotes, a  book review, beautiful spring palettes, crafty tips, and more. You'll just have to see for yourself.

Fell free to share the Glossi as well as give us feedback on the issue! We'd love to know what you think. You are welcome to leave comments here, on our ZnetShows Facebook page, or on the Glossi itself
Let the celebration begin, oh . . .and Happy St. Patrick's Day too!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Better Late than Never: Keychain Clasp Reveal

At the end of October, we revealed what a handful of our designers made with our Keychain clasps and their selection of some of our Chinese Crystal Beads. It was our "Keychain Clasp Lightening Round". Because of forces outside her control, Andra wasn't able to reveal her design at that time. However, things have fallen more into place and she revealed her design last week.
Andra's bracelet

You should definitely head over to Andra's Joyful Journey to see what she has to say about the bracelet, as well as see another picture of it. Lovely design! Thanks Andra.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

ZnetShows Beads in Stringing Spring 2014

Design Team Member, Cindy Cima Edwards has done it again. She's been published in the Spring 2014 issue of Jewelry Stringing (Congrats Cindy!!) and used beads in her design.
Jewelry Stringing Spring 2014

This time, Cindy made this beautiful pair of earrings that are featured in the magazine's earring gallery on pages 48 & 49. She used Znet's cultured sea glass squares, glass pearls, and Chinese crystal beads to create her earrings.
Don't those just scream SPRING!?

In addition to Cindy's earrings, Anne Vaughn used some of ZnetShows' Chinese crystal rondelles for her necklace design on page 51. You'll just have to find yourself a copy of the magazine to see how she used them though.

You can find more of Cindy's designs on her Live to Design blog and in her Zimaj Etsy Shop.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

ZnetShows and Cindy in Jewelry Affaire Magazine

Design Team Member, Cindy Cima Edwards has once again used her amazing talent to create several items that have been published. This time, her talent is exhibited in Jewelry Affaire Winter 2014.

She has two designs in this newest issue of the magazine that both incorporate products from (both photos were provided by Cindy herself.)
"Pigwidgeon" (above) incorporates ZnetShows' dalmatian jasper rounds, smoky quartz oval-puffed beads, and gunmetal chain links.

"Orange Burst" (above) incorporates ZnetShows' Aqua Tera jasper (dyed orange), teardrop shaped crystals (orange/red), cultured sea glass rectangle, small orange crystal rounds, and copper leaf chain (she used one leaf link from the chain).

Congratulations to Cindy for her features in the magazine! Check out Jewelry Affaire Winter 2014 for loads more beautiful jewelry and Cindy's Live to Design blog for more of her outstanding work.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

What's New at ZnetShows

Have you checked out ZnetShows "New Arrivals" section lately? You really ought to. We've recently loaded it up with a sparkly array of new crystal items.

 These new Chinese Crystal Nugget Faceted Beads are such a fun shape and are available in a variety of shades.

For a more traditional shape, there's the 6mm Chinese Crystal Bicone Faceted beads.

Now go check out what other New Arrivals you've missed and let us know what your favorite is.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Cindy and ZnetShows in Jewelry Stringing

Cindy Cima Edwards, of the ZnetShows Design Team, has once again helped make our products shine. Her talent with our components are featured in the Winter 2014 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine. Here's a peek at her designs in the issue. (Jewelry photos courtesy of Cindy.)

Her Victoria necklace (above) uses crystals and quartz from

Ribbon Montage (above) incorporates ZnetShows' Chinese crystal beadss, cultured sea glass, jasper, and leaf chain.

Cindy's bracelet can be found in the Bracelet Gallery of the magazine. She used Chinese crystal beadss from ZnetShows to create it.

To see Cindy's fabulous designs as well as many others, pick up the Winter 2014 issue of Jewelry Stringing on newsstands now or online.

You can find more of Cindy's talented work on her Live to Design blog or in her Zimaj Etsy Shop.