Bill Zhang at www.znetshows.com Contacted me and asked if I would like design with some of their sea glass. The pic above is what he sent me to work with. Here is what I made. The first necklace I used 3 orange sea glass Shapes as the focus. I paired it with turquoise twin beads, hematite discs, orange Czech flowers and seed beads, a ceramic rectangle, and some of the silver flowers from Znetshows. I used a toggle clasp closure.
The second necklace is bead embroidered. I attached an orange sea glass to one of the silver findings. It added depth and interest to the sea glass. I used yellow crystal rondelles and matte brown sea glass rounds around the center. I also added tan pearls and an orange seed bead edge. The bail is herringbone stitched. The straps are spiral rope. I used a sea glass slice to draw attention to the tassel. The ends of the tassel are also yellow crystal rondelles from Bill. I made the clasp.Here's a close up of the focal.
Next I made this necklace.
I used a vintage corrugated disc behind a sea glass round. There are yellow glass flowers accents on the sea glass. I made wire links for this necklace. The links are connected with silver jump rings. I also included two of the silver flower discs from Znet. The brown and yellow rounds are from Znet too. The closure is a gold plated pewter floral toggle clasp.
These are the earrings for the necklace above.
This necklace used the yellow sea glass slices. I used 3mm bright yellow fire polished rounds and dark blue rondelles as accents. I added the brass chain to give it a modern feel and also for movement. There are three yellow 10mm pearls too. The focal is made by altering a bead cap to hold the yellow sea glass piece.I made a pair of earrings too.
Next I made a bracelet to go with the necklace and earrings above. I used the yellow sea glass oval as the center. I attached two brass chains on both sides. With blue wire I made links through the chains with yellow sea glass rounds and the yellow rondellles with blue rondelles and seed beads.
My last necklace has a beach theme. I used the silver component which I colored to look like seaweed as the center. I used two real shell pieces, some green pearls, and two silver shell shapes along with the sea shapes from znet to make the center section. The rest of the necklace has sea glass slices, shapes, and rounds with yellow crystal rondelles, yellow sea glass rounds and an oval, green pearls and bone discs. I made wire links for this necklace too. The fun part of the necklace is that the center detaches and can be worn as a bracelet. I made another attachment and the necklace can be worn with it. You can see this in the pic below.