Anchors Aweigh Blog Hop

Toltec Jewels is sponsoring another blog hop using some really cute anchor components from Suburban Girl Studios.   I have been really inactive in the blog hop scene this year and I decided that this would be a good chance for me to rev up my creative juices and join in.  Well…. let me tell you, there probably is a good reason why I don’t do more blog hops – time crunch.  I postponed using my components  until the last minute as I was getting ready for vacation (actually I should be sitting on the beach in sunny Florida as you are reading this).    I debated about just not participating but decided against doing that – there is just something about saying you are going to do something and then not following through that bothers me.  So between packing the car and checking off all of those last minute items on my list, I made a pair of earrings.  I really wanted to get more creative and I did actually do some searching for something I could make in a short time frame using nautical knots with rope or with seed beads but panic set in an I copped out for simple.  Funny thing is that I won an anchor component identical to this from Diana’s bead swap at Bead Fest this year and some of the ingredients in my gift came in handle in this last minute effort.  I used the yellow waxed linen and the navy and white seed beads from the kit to do a simple fringe earring.

(Well I went into my post to update the participants list and accidentally deleted my photo on my iPad —  photo is on laptop at home and can’t readd.  So much for trying to do this on time). Funny thing I didn’t resave the post but lost picture anyway.   Please visit the other participants sites for a look at their creative designs:

Anchors Aweigh Participating Artists

Featured & Honored Artist:        Diana Ptaszynski

Diana’s Shop:                           Suburban Girl Beads

Diana’s Blogs:                          Suburban Girl Studio
                                                 Art Jewelry Elements

Hostess: TJ                              Jewel School Friends

Bobbie Rafferty                        Beadsong Jewelry

Chris Eisenberg                        Wanderware

Heather Richter                         Desert Jewelry Designs

Michelle McCarthy                    Firefly Design Studio

Kathy Lindemer                        Bay Moon Design

Dini Bruinsma                           Angaza by Changes

Cynthia Machata                       Antiquity Travelers

Kathleen Breeding                     99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall

Linda Younkman                       Lindy’s Designs

Robin Reed                              Artistry HCBD

Marla Gibson                            Spice Box Designs

Gina Hockett                            Freestyle Elements

Renetha Stanziano                     Lamplight Crafts

Marianne Baxter                       Simply Seablime Jewelry           

Christina Miles                         Wings N Scales

Marybeth Rich                         A Few Words from Within the Pines

Shai Williams                           Shaiha’s Ramblings

Cheri Reed                               Creative Designs by Cheri

Monique Urguhart                     A Half-Baked Notion

Jennifer Reno                           Musings of a Crafty Jenny

Shirley Moore                           Beads and Bread

Tammy Adams                         Paisley Lizard

Melissa Trudinger                     Bead Recipes

9 Responses

  1. AntiquityTravelers

    You had me at sunny Florida beach my friend! I think you have delivered on Rita’s post to ‘let nautical inspiration be your guide as you navigate the end of your summer journey.’ … you’re at the sea! Hope you’re enjoying the trip, oh yeah …. we’ll expect pictures – anchors or otherwise – LOL

  2. Tammy Adams

    Sorry the photo got lost. I hope you can share another when you’re back from vacation. Which I also hope you enjoy. 🙂

  3. Monique (A Half-Baked Notion)

    I’m following you so as not to miss your design… which sounds awesome, Linda 🙂

  4. Jill Bradley

    I made a similar mistake while trying to post a picture using my cell I thought I was choosing Publish, yes…but clicked Delete, yes…and lost my entire post!! If only the screens weren’t so glaring that you could actually see what you were doing!

  5. Marla

    I am looking forward to seeing your piece when you get back! I am positive it is stunning just based on past experience of your lovely work!

  6. Dini Bruinsma

    It sounds so nice what you wrote, hope to see the picture in the future (-:

  7. Christina Miles

    Well, I kind of did something similar with some important emails… I deleted them off my phone, but didnt even think they would be permanently deleted from my gmail. …which is really a no brainer..>LOL I cant wait to see what you created…Enjoy your vacation. I added your blog on my bloglovin! 🙂

  8. Marybeth

    Hope you are having a nice trip down here!!!! Looking forward to seeing your earrings when you get back and have time to re-post!

  9. Freestyle Elements

    Can’t wait to see your earrings when you get back—from your vacation at the sea!! Have a great time! Gina H