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ANCHORS AWEIGH DESIGN CHALLENGE & BLOG HOP
Today we are sharing our designs created with beautiful porcelain anchors by
Featured artist: Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio
SGS on Facebook: Suburban Girl Studio, LLC
SGS Etsy: Suburban Girl Beads
20 artists were chosen to receive a PAIR of porcelain
ceramic anchor art charms in either stormy seas or sapphire.
On Sunday, September 14th, a random.org winner will be chosen to
receive $25 gift certificate to Lima Beads!
I fell in love with the stormy seas green. The color is mysterious,
and powerful; yet gentle and awe-inspiring.
|Anchors in sapphire from Suburban Girl Beads.|
|Anchors in stormy seas from Suburban Girl Beads.|
The strength that anchors represent -- and the nautical theme of our design challenge, sailing,
inspired me to create Northern Stars in chainmaille. I love the symbol
of the Northern Star -- guidance, navigation & connection.
A variation of Byzantine weave,
you'll find a wonderful free tutorial at The Beadman's website.
I added Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens' "Sparkling Rocks" (see Glass Bead Art Lampwork),
Swarovski erinite AB crystals, Czech fire polished beads, and crystal rondelles
gifted to me for BSBP8 by the talented Bobbie Rafferty of BeadSong Jewelry.
I love the elements of the earrings: art by Diana and Maryse, beads from
artists and friends I respect -- inspiring women, anchors in our community.
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 Urquhart A Half-Baked Notion
Jennifer Reno Musings of a Crafty Jenny
Shirley Moore Beads and Bread
Tammy Adams Paisley Lizard
Melissa Trudinger Bead Recipes
Be sure to check back next Sunday, Sept. 14th. I'll be sharing our Anchors Aweigh!! Glossi magazine with all the designs from the blog hop, and will announce the winner of a $25.00 gift certificate to Lima Beads.
Thank you Diana for making beautiful beads! It's an honor to feature your work today, and an honor to create with all the artists of Anchors Aweigh!! Namaste & Great appreciation -- Rita