Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Sea :: Adriatic

A few weeks back Hope, of Crafty Hope, sent around the call for a few designers to work with that gorgeous sea glass beads from I just cannot help raising my hand every time she asks. I love pretty much everything about the sea, including all the treasures you pick up in the sand. Znetshows has some of the best shapes and sizes in their glass ... just check out those sea foam green fish!

I decided this time around that I was going to do an earring series, so over the next few days I'll show you a few designs and some sea inspired images that brought my designs to life.

For quite some time now Croatia has been at the top of my bucket list. Not only because it is stunningly beautiful but because it has that touch of history and an 'off the beaten track' appeal, at least to me. Sure plenty of Europeans have known the secret of Croatia's beauty, but not many of the masses of tourist from my neck of the woods would have it on their 'must see' lists. And frankly that works for me.

Croatia is known for its views of the Adriatic, one of the many seas that spill into the Mediterranean. It is the northern most arm of the Mediterranean with over 1,300 islands alone, most of which are located along the coast of Croatia. Anyone seen the Game of Thrones? King's Landing is filmed in Dubrovnik. One of the amazing things about watching the show is how they transport us to another time through the filming locations. Real places that I want to see. Well, some of them I've already seen, but Croatia is still on the list of places to visit. Don't forget to check out the designs from all the other artists in the latest edition of Creative Spark.


Duni said...

I haven't been, but Croatia is a popular holiday destination for German folks :)
LOVE the subtle blue and green shades of the earrings!

JoJo said...

One of my good friends is Croatian and is dying to visit there as well someday. I love the earrings....but I am old school and will always call it beach glass. I have a pretty big collection of it. I'm addicted to collecting!

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful earrings Cynthia, you have that earring creating knack. That is a beautiful place. I did not know that is where they film King's Landing for Game of Thrones.

Caron Michelle said...

I love your earrings, they are stunning - and are a perfect compliment to the pictures in your post. I have friends from Croatia who travel back regularly to visit family and from their stories, it sounds like a wonderful place to visit!

CraftyHope said...

I love how your designs were inspired by/reflect some of the world most beautiful beaches and waters. Lovely job!!

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