Sunday, September 7, 2014

Anchors Aweigh Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to the Anchors Aweigh Design Challenge & Blog Hop!  Toltec Jewels is  hosting the Blog Hop with Suburban Girl Studio sapphire blue porcelain art beads.

We had a choice of using either---
Sapphire Anchor Beads

Stormy Seas Beads

I fell in love with these beads several years ago when I first spotted them at the Philadelphia Bead Fest.
I have purchased a number of these since.

BayMoonDesign   Anchors Away Earrings Available for Purchase
This is my lucky pair.  They are published in "Jewelry Stringing Summer 2014".

Anchor spotted in Keys of Florida
Since my daughter and I love to snorkel,  I made her a pair of earrings using the sapphire blue ceramics as a gift.  I designed this pair as a reminder of a special snorkeling trip when we spotted this anchor.
Sapphire Ceramics used in this pair by BayMoonDesign

For this blog hop, I used the sapphire ceramics once again in this new design.

Available for Purchase HERE
These ceramics are favorites of mine because they have a nautical theme and I love the ocean!  Living in Lewes, Delaware and Key Largo, Florida, my jewelry designs are influenced by these gorgeous places.  When you look through my shop you can't help but notice this.
Graphic from

Sit back with a cool drink and enjoy the blog hop.  We love to read your thoughts so, please leave a comment.

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


  1. I can see how these anchor charms would be addicting. I ended up using a pair of each color for some earrings too. Your earrings designs are fun and very wearable.

  2. Fun designs, and fun that you shared them with your daughter! Congrats on the Stringing feature!

  3. Love them all, Kathy,,, the pair you made for your daughter are a splendid personal memento of your snorkeling experience :)

  4. All three sets of earrings are beautiful!

  5. Great earrings! Love the archive of how you have used the same charms in the past.

  6. Oooh, you have both colors....your earrings turned out so pretty and elegant! :-)

  7. You really know how to create earrings! I love all the different ways you've used these wonderful beads!

    1. Shirley-I admit I am an earring junkie. I love making them and wearing them.

  8. Ohhh these are all so lovely! It is so hard to pick a favorite. I love them all!

  9. Your earrings are all well designed and pretty to wear!

  10. Living in FL, these beads called to me too! Congrats on your appearance in the magazine and all three pairs are absolutely lovely!!

  11. Pretty earrings! And nice to see the differences when working with the same charm designs in 2 different colours. Love your Lucky Pair!

  12. Congrats on the magazine! That would be my lucky pair as well! Great job.

  13. Each set so elegant. Plus you can mix and match them 80's style.

  14. I love that you & your daughter snorkel -- and spotted an anchor! All three pair of earrings are beautiful, Kathy. Your published pair are gorgeous - congratulations!! You reflect the beauty & wonder of nature in your jewelry art so well. Thank you for sharing your talents with us! Ahoy!!