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: