Wednesday, June 15, 2016

DIVA Challenge #271 "Beads of Courage" / new tangle "Keepsake"

New attachment below...

What a great challenge! Thank you, Laura, for telling us the story behind the Beads of courage. I did not know it before but I am so impressed about the braveness of the many children who have to cope with several challenges and hard expereinces in their lifes. I love the idea of the beads and I can see how proud they are worn.

When I read the challenge I immediately had to think of my flight home from the CZT seminar 23 last April.
We had a 4hours stop in Charlotte and spent the time walking through the airport shops, had a Pizza, a glass of wine, some sweets.... In one of the nice jewelry shops I saw a necklace and fell in love with it. Some of the segments look like tangles!!  Yes, it was a bit expensive, but after thinking a while I decided to by it as a reminder to my trip to Providence and to my own courage to realize this dream.
And it works!
I think this is worth to show you my necklace and the tile I made of it for this challenge

After finishing this tangle and this blogpost to the challenge I still played a little bit with the pattern of my beads, and realized, that it really could be a new tangle. I deconstructed it, drew a stepout and I am full of  gratitude to have got the confidence to present it as my new tangle. I found the name "Keepsake" which matches perfect for me.
"Beads of courage" became  a new meaning to me: I am couraged to show my new tangle here on this post.

I hope you like it and maybe someone is going to try it:


  1. What a beautiful necklace and yes that will always stay a memorie of your fantastic Zentangleadventure in the U.S.A.
    A bright idea to make a tile of this little beautie, it is a real succes!!!

  2. I love your tile and YOUR own Beads of Courage! The tile is so beautifully drawn and those colors are so festive.

  3. Beautiful post! Lovely work. Yes! A tangle necklace!

  4. Your necklace is very pretty and your interpretation of it on paper is just as nice.

  5. Keepsake looks wonderful, I'm going to use it as a border!!!

  6. Hallo Simone, deine Kachel ist so schön filigran. Finde ich klasse! Dein Muster habe ich mir grad gespeichert. Muss ich die Tage mal ausprobieren. Liebe Grüße, Anja

  7. Thank you for sharing your story behind your necklace. It is good to have reminders of positive growth in our lives. I like your tile and your new tangle is pretty!

  8. Einfach wunderschön! Sehr schöne Idee für diese Challenge und "Keepsake" ist ganz zauberhaft. Es würde sich gut in der Musterquelle machen!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette


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