Saturday, September 6, 2014

Anchors Aweigh Blog Hop Reveal featuring Suburban Girl Studio

Wow have I been busy.  I have had art shows 4 weekends in a row.  Luckily I had already finished my entry for this blog hop.
I would like to thank Rita of  Toltec Jewels for sponsoring the Anchors Aweigh Blog Hop.  She has been very generous with all of the participants.  Please take a moment to go to her website by clicking on Toltec Jewels and see all of her beautiful creations
Remember we were supposed to have a blog hop with just 10 artists but Rita just can't help herself or actually I think she hates to say no to all of us because we all beg to get in to any of her blog hops, ha ha.  So now we have 25 artists participating and I will share the list so you can visit all the artists and see what we made with what we were so lucky to receive.  Please visit and leave comments if you can because we would all love to hear what you think of our designs.
Here is what we received compliments of Rita and artistically created by Diana from Suburban Girl Studio.  These little cute porcelain charms were either in green or blue.
I received green ones.  Aren't they adorable?  As soon as I looked at these they screamed earrings.  I wanted something to tie into the theme and I looked through all of the tons of bead stash I have and I found these copper birds and some connectors that looked kind of ropy and reminded me of life savers that they throw out to you when you go overboard on a boatI  I also had some wooly wire that I had never used and I wanted to add a little color to brighten up the design. Took me several weeks walking by all the different parts that I had laid out on my desk.  I just couldn't make up my mind because I had another set of connectors but they were just plain circles in brass and it just kinda looked a little boring. In the end I went with my first design and I hope you like them.

Without further adieu!

 I just love these and I hope you do too.  I had so much fun creating them!  Please visit all of the following blogs to see the other artists creations. Enjoy


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

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

Jill Bradley                               JillyBeads


  1. Love the little copper birds, they could be seagulls! Every anchor needs a rope, too! Perfect design, love them! Gina H

  2. Great use of your elements, Marianne... I especially love the brilliant punch of colour with the wooly wire :)

  3. Great combination of elements for the theme. Those copper birds sitting atop the anchors are a perfect accent. The pop of color from the wooly wire could be barnacles and sea creatures that always seem to attach themselves to anchor chains.

  4. Love the sweet bird connectors paired with your anchors! and the yellow is a nice mix of colors!

  5. Your earrings are adorable! I love the addition of WoolyWire! I'm glad to see the green anchors. I like them both, but those are my favorite color.

  6. Great earrings! The dash of color from the Wooley Wire is just perfect.

  7. I love that Wooley Wire! And I agree they do kind of remind me of the lifesavers that get thrown out. Plus the colors compliment each other so well! Stunning use of color and texture!

  8. Seabirds, rope and anchors, a great and strong combination! A special design...

  9. Great idea to use the Wooley Wire! Very cool design!

  10. Oooh, how fun those are! I love mixing fibers in with my designs, there is just something about it! I have never used wooly wire, hmmm..guess I will need to do the hunt! LOL Your earrings turned out so fun and playful! Yum!!

  11. You pulled the nautical with the playful and it works great!

  12. I do love them! I've got some woolly wire too, thanks for reminding me!

  13. Love your earrings!! The birds are the perfect touch and your connectors do look like life savers!

  14. Those are really cute earrings! I love all of the elements together!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

  15. These are super cute!! I love those birds, and the woolly wire just works with it all perfectly.


Thank you for your comments. I would love to hear what you think of my desgns