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

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Water's Edge ~ PRT Beach Blog Hop

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to live on the water's edge.  I spent much of my childhood swimming and surfing the ocean off Malibu beach and hours roaming the sands that edged those waters.  I spent a year at Pepperdine University overlooking Malibu where my studies were challenged by the constant call of the waves to me.  I overcame many odds to become one of the first female lifeguards on this same stretch of beach and spent a summer blissfully employed in paradise.  Many years later I fell in love with diving and followed the sandy beach out into a watery wonderland.  I have spent months teaching diving on a remote island off the coast of Honduras dreaming of one day settling on my very own sandy beach. 
My lifelong dream was realized this year when Paul and I bought a beautiful cottage on 2.5 acres of Hood Canal waterfront in Washington.  We christened our home "little blue" and delight in the forest path and stream that leads us down to our very own water's edge.  With the beautiful treasures Lisa included in my challenge kit, I created pieces that capture and celebrate the exquisite natural beauty of our piece of paradise.  I am blessed beyond words that my dream came true and am so happy to share Water's Edge with all of you. 



 sunshine toggle clasp


Paul and I on our beach
sunset from little blue
Thank you Lisa for including me in this epic blog hop and for all the beautiful treasures you sent that allowed me to create these unique beach pieces.  Thanks to all who visited my site and I invite you to spend some time viewing the other beachy beauties that my fellow artists have created!  Visit their sites at the links below!
Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Candida Elkins Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Margaret Pelech, Margaret Pelech's Blog
Lisa Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Rosee Floss Hanemaayer, Silver Penny Artisans
Saundra Farren, Something by Saundra
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool Jewelry
MaryAnne Kelly Hobbs-Fernie - TBD
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Kelly Fletcher – TBD
Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
Diana Chavis - TBD


  1. Lovely pieces and I really like the way you beaded around the sea glass. It is a very elegant look.

  2. WOW!! Chris - I think that your Waters Edge Collection is one of the most beautiful sets of jewelry that I have every seen. I am speechless. The tranquility, beauty and sense of "wholeness" of the pieces is something to behold. Thanks for sharing your lovely story and the beautiful jewelry!

  3. This is an amazing collection, I love your beading around the glass beads, it is simple and elegant. You live in a wonderful place.

  4. Hi Chris, you are indeed lucky to have a piece of paradise. Your jewelry is awesome. Your designs are the most unique and creative that I have seen in this challenge.

  5. Wow to live on the water's edge. That would be paradise to me too! Your designs are just awesome! I know a lot of work went into them. Super creative. Thanks for showing us your paradise and great work!

  6. Exquisite! Your work is just breath taking. So, so gorgeous!


  7. Stunning work! I am always in awe of bead weaving and yours is absolutely exquisite with these designs!

  8. Absolutely stunning pieces Chris. Thank you for sharing.