Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Znetshows Design Team

  


  Hello Friends,
I belong to several artists groups on Facebook. Through these groups I have not only been inspired to try new techniques, but also to apply to magazines for publication and most recently to apply to be part of a design team. 
 I was so pleased to be accepted as a member of the ZNETSHOWS design team.   I have worked with Znetshow's materials on a previous occasion when I participated in their 'cultured sea glass challenge' and I was a winner in a bead giveaway they hosted, let me say, they have some very nice products.



Exclusive Tiaria Chinese Crystal Mixes - ZNETSHOWS.COM
  I wanted to be part of a design team for several reasons.  First and foremost because it would force me to try new materials that I might not chose for myself and thus push the bounds of my creativity. 
Secondly, it's a good way to meet other artists who can inspire me with their skills. 
My third reason for wanting to be on a team was because being accepted to a team helps legitimize my place among other artists and designers.   Lastly, who wouldn't want to work with all those lovely BEADS! :-D

  My first challenge came a few weeks ago as the social media coordinator for Znetshows, Hope Smitherman put out the information on the topics for the winter edition of 'Creative Spark', the e-zine for Znetshows.  
PEARLS is all I will say, but be prepared to see some amazing ideas for this traditional material.  These aren't your grandmas pearls!
12mm Glass Pearl- Znetshows   
Currently I am working on a 'lightening' challenge. Znetshows sponsors 7000 Bracelets of Hope,  which supports people who bear one of the more than 7,000 different rare genetic diseases that impact 1 in 10 people, 30 million Americans and 350 million globally [read more about this group and its supportive good works by clicking the link above] with bracelets in the color blue [genes= blue jeans...get it?]   that represent the struggle these people deal with daily.



Here are the beads I received yesterday... sea glass and chinese crystal beads.

I have a few ideas already forming, I will post my finished products very soon.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, please check out Znetshows link and also 7000 Bracelets for Hope for more information.
Have a lovely Tuesday,
Warm Regards,
Tammie

4 comments:

  1. Ha! It just hit me that your last photo spells out 7000!!
    Anyway, this is such a lovely write-up about ZnetShows. Thanks so much for all of it and I know you will be a valuable member of the team! :)

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  2. Great write up, Tammie! Welcome to the design team! I know that your designs are going to be awesome. I am having a lot of fun with the pearl challenge. Like you said, it "pushes the creative boundaries". ZnetShows is great.

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  3. I'm pleased to hear ZnetShows is supporting such a great cause, Tammie!

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  4. Congrats Tammie.. Can not wait to see what you come up with for 7000... Such a wonderful cause.

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