For where your treasure is, there shall your heart be also. ~ Matthew 6:21

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Anchors Aweigh ~ LIRON

This is my extraordinary son, Nathan, and his one true love, Andrea. They are getting married in less than three weeks and this boat will be their home.  Nathan bought this boat about a year and a half ago and named her ''Liron" which is Hebrew for "my song" or "my joy." Shortly afterwards he met Andrea.

For this challenge, the amazing Rita of Toltec Jewels supplied all the participating artists with gorgeous anchor theme beads made with love by Diana of Suburban Girl Beads.  In the bible, the word 'anchor' is used metaphorically as an emblem of hope . . . that which supports or keeps one steadfast in the time of trial or doubt.  Nathan and Andrea's wedding invitation includes the words of Hebrews 6:19 ~ 

"This hope we have as an anchor of the soul 
a hope both sure and steadfast 
and one which enters within the veil"

My piece for this challenge uses the anchor beads to symbolize the hope and strength that these two are for each other and the anchor clasp as a symbol of their amazing faith in God, who is our eternal hope.  Mazel tov, Nathan and Andrea!

~ Liron ~

~ my song . . . my joy ~

So much gratitude to both Rita of Toltec Jewels and Diana of Suburban Girl Beads for their efforts in this timely and thought provoking design challenge and blog hop.  Please visit all the artist's blog sites listed below to view their creations for this Anchors Aweigh event.
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

Jill Bradley                                  JillyBeads


  1. Replies
    1. I love your enthusiasm and appreciate your patience! Thanks Monique!

  2. Ohhhh I love the way the used the anchor charms with the anchor clasp! So awesome. Your beadwork is lovely!

  3. You made an absolutely stunning bracelet. I love the anchor and vibrant blue beads that you paired with the charms. Well done!

  4. Stunning bracelet, Chris! Congratulations on your son's upcoming wedding!

  5. Love the bracelet and it's meaning - what a beautiful post and wonderful start to a new life together! Wishing your son and his bride all the best.

  6. Chris your bracelet is lovely and the sentiment behind it is wonderful. That is a great clasp.

  7. Your story behind this piece is beautiful! Congratulations for this lovely bracelet and the wedding!

  8. Congratulations to your son and wife to be! What an exciting time of their lives. Your bracelet ties in so well with this next stage of your life. If their wedding is planned around blue you'll have the perfect bracelet to wear with your gown. Good Luck!!

  9. Congratulations and many blessings as you welcome a new daughter into your family. May the seas be gentle for them as they sail through life!

  10. Thank you for the 'introduction to...' You created a beautiful and meaningful piece of jewellery. Everything comes together! Congratulations to you, the bride & your son and other members of the families.

  11. This hop was perfect timing for you and your family!! Congratulations to your son and your new daughter-in-law. Very elegant bracelet. :)

  12. Oh, Chris, thank you so much for sharing the story and inspiration behind your beautiful bracelet. Congratulations to your son and almost-daughter-in-law, and you. Love the clasp, too! Gina H

  13. Really beautiful Bracelet Chris and I love the story and faith behind it!!! Have a Blessed Day!!

  14. Pretty bracelet. Looks like you had fun!

  15. Mazel tov, Nathan and Andrea! Beautiful inspiration of hope & strength, blessings, miracles of love & life, Chris! The two ceramic beads representing Andrea & Nathan are empowering & lovely, and the anchor clasp representing faith in God & eternal hope is brilliant. Absolutely joyful post & gorgeous bracelet! Meaningful and uplifting jewelry!!
    Thank you for sharing your gifts with us & sharing your joy! Ahoy my hearty!! :) xxoo Rita