zondag 7 september 2014

Strong Women Wear Anchors!  

A link to the past first…
During World War I, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps allowed women to enlist.
More than 12,000 enlisted and about 400 died during the war. In World War II,
a total of 350,000 women served in the U.S. military. More than 60,000 women
served as Army nurses and over 14,000 served as Navy Nurses.
And so it is nowadays, there are still a lot of women serving, worldwide.
Strong women!!!

In war times this song was sung very often in the Royal Navy and US States Navy;
 Eternal_Father,_Strong_to_Save "
Originally a
poem, written in 1860 by William Whiting of Winchester.

There is a modern version, with a verse for Women too!

Female Sailors

 O God, protect the women who,
in service, faith in Thee renew;
O guide devoted hands of skill
And bless their work within Thy will;
Inspire their lives that they may be
Examples fair on land and sea.

Lines 1-4, Merle E. Strickland, 1972, and adapted by James D. Shannon, 1973.
Lines 5-6, Beatrice M. Truitt, 1948

And last but not least, 'we’ Dutchies, also have a female sailor!
A very young and strong woman, her name is Laura Dekker here's the link to her story

Rita, thank you for inspiring us Bloggers almost from month to month, you colour our lives!
Strong women wear Anchors, and tattoos…
Source; Tattoosnet

Source; Anchor tattoos

Do they like jewellery too?  Yes, I think so…  (-:
I made a bracelet (-:  and earrings. 

Based on  the theme for this blog & the tattoos.

With Diana's beautiful Anchor Charms! 2 Glass hearts made by me,
lovely Naos beads, Aquamarine,
Blue Agate, Sodalite  & Freshwater Pearls.

Naos - Wavey Fish Beads - Freshwater Pearls from Anne Betenson - JewelleryQuarter on Etsy



Participating Artists

 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 ** You are here **

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

21 opmerkingen:

  1. Both really beautiful pieces, I love the colors you have used and your designs are amazing!

  2. I totally love the bracelet! Gorgeous! Where did you find those fabulous fishes?

  3. LOVE the story and history (as you know :) And your pieces are the perfect balance of strength and feminine design. Well done!

  4. Beautiful designs, wonderful intro. The bracelet is fabulous with all those shapes and colors and textures. It's like a treasure box of finds. Of course, I adore the earrings. Can't resist dangly earrings.

  5. very interesting and differently made bracelet - I would have never have thought of combining such elements together

  6. Love your exceptional design (especially the beautiful hearts!) but got distracted reading about the wonderful young sailor, Laura (watched her New Zealand interview... God, she is amazing... and SO funny!)

  7. Very lovely bracelet and earrings! I love all the different beads you used.

  8. What a wonderful grouping of beads and components that you added to the anchor beads. They all add such interest that wearing your bracelet around your wrist would be very distracting for a bead designer! It would be like...oooh pretty beads...then I'd have to show everyone...look at these pretty beads. It would be an all day event just showing off the bracelet...and then I'd keep everyone a bit longer to swing my head slightly so they could see the way your fish earrings move!

  9. Great inspiration that turned into great design.

  10. What an incredible bracelet! And thank you for the history lesson.

  11. BEAUTIFUL as always...you have such an amazing eye for design. And yes, real women wear tatoos...guess I am one of them...LOL but mine is a mermaid which is of my own design.. Very nice...

  12. Great post and beautiful design! Pleasure to read and behold!

  13. Ohhh great post to match that wonderful bracelet! Bravo!

  14. Thank you so much for the wonderful history lesson! Also, your bracelet is so beautiful! Your glass beads fit perfectly with all the natural stones. I love the earrings too!

  15. Gorgeous, awesome beautiful Bracelet, earrings are pretty, But Bracelet my fav.

  16. I so enjoyed reading about the history of women who served in the Wars. The stories are fascinating! As is the story of the young sailor, who still lives on her boat and is so young!! These speak of courage and strong determination---strong women, who wear tattoos and jewelry!! Love the earrings and bracelet that you were inspired to make. They are beautiful!! Thank you for a great post! Gina H

  17. So Beautiful, I love your designs Dini!!! The bracelet is breathtaking!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

  18. The bracelet is gorgeous & the earrings made a great addition to your jewelry set.

  19. Lampwork hearts ... MADE BY YOU?? Wow!! :) They are beautiful!! Dini, I'm so impressed! I didn't know you are a bead maker, too, but I'm not surprised because you are so multi-talented!

    "Soft & Strong" is beautiful art -- and "Masi"are simply stunning! I love them both, but I adore the earrings! The hoops, coin pearls & Naos fish are fabulous. Breath-taking, I agree!
    And, I really LOVE your blog post! The tattoos & Navy poster & song & Dutch female (youngest ever) sailor are all wonderful! Totally cool post.

    Thank you for sharing your talents with Anchors Aweigh, my friend! Ahoy!