Sunday, September 7

Anchors Aweigh Blog Hop

Jewel School Friends - Anchors Aweigh!! Blog Hop Featuring Suburban Girl Studio - September 7, 2014
The beautiful blue anchor pieces by Suburban Girl Studio arrived and inspired me to design a set of jewelry in honor of our men & women at sea. 

It was my hope to create a look that represented a badge of honor and to do so I needed to add a bit more weight to the anchor piece. Finding the perfect sized silver circle to frame the anchor brought the piece to life, added depth, and shine.  Topping the anchor with the square stone proved to reflect the color and motion from waves of the sea.

I knew I wanted to work with "rope" so the piece was more theme oriented and finding creamy white silk cording fit perfectly once it was knotted using macramé.   

It became clear to me that the second Suburban Girl Studio anchor would be useful as a button to fasten a matching bracelet.  Finally the whimsical steering wheel earrings pulled it all together to be sea worthy indeed.
Featured & Honored Artist: Diana Ptaszynski
Diana's Shop Suburban Girl Beads
Diana's Blog:                      Suburban Girl Studio
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
Jill Bradley                        JillyBeads


Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

What a beautiful nautical tribute... and superb design, Jill :)

Marianne Baxter said...

Jill, Love what you did with the anchors. The setting around them looks great. The rope totally works. Great job!

Freestyle Elements said...

I think the "rope" paired with the anchor beads are beautiful! Really love the one as a closure for the bracelet. Gina H

Ann Schroeder said...

Very pretty designs. That silver frame is perfect. And I do love those steering wheel charms on the earrings.

Tammy Adams said...

Lovely set. The pieces go well together without being too matchy, and they would each look wonderful on their own.

Shaiha said...

Love the set! I started out try to incorporate the charm with a ring but finally gave up in frustration. I am so glad that someone succeeded so I could see it finished.

Kathy Lindemer said...

You made a great pair of earrings. Using the steering wheel is a stroke of genius! I never thought about using the charm as a bracelet closure. Great idea too!

Christina Miles said...

I love the macrame rope, its a perfect pairing for the anchor charm. I bet this set is so beautiful when worn. I can see me wearing them...LOL Beautiful...all of your pieces. :-)

Carol Briody said...

I can feel the sea breeze! Your pieces are a beautiful representation!

Shirley Moore said...

You are my last blog, and you were so worth the wait! I so love these pieces! But I totally need some serious close ups on your metalwork! The white macrame is a brilliant design choice!

Dini Bruinsma said...

Love the picture ☼ too with those beautiful shells! Perfect for photographing this pretty jewellery... Great set with lots of beautiful details. The macramé bracelet is my favourite, very elegant.

Marybeth said...

What a wonderful nautical set!! I love your use of rope, and the color combinations are wonderful. I so could see a beach trip wearing your pieces or a cruise. Nice job!

Jen Ren said...

Wonderful job with the macrame Jill!

Kathleen Breeding said...

The beaded necklace makes me think of white coral under the ocean water. Then you come up to the surface at the pendant charm dangle. Gorgeous.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Really beautiful design - love the macrame