solid gold!!! anchor!! ships ahoy!!

i haven't made anything in gold for a very very long time!  a few years ago, i tried making gold plated versions of some of my pendants and rings, but i wasn't happy with the result.  the gold plate over the solid sterling silver would look really good for a few weeks,  then the gold plating would start coming off and you ended up with a horrible two toned piece of jewelry. gah, disaster!

anyway, this is a solid 14K gold tiny anchor.  no gold plating here.  it's 5/8" tall, and just under 1/2" across... and it comes on a really pretty 20" solid 14K gold chain.  freshly listed in my etsy shop.  
on a side note, in somewhat related news, i just realized that "chips ahoy" (the cookie) is a play on words of "ships ahoy".  did anyone else know that?  their packaging doesn't have a nautical theme or anything are they chocolate chip pirates or something?  i don't get it.  i wanted to put up a survey on my blog to see who knew this and who didn't but my bf discouraged this on the basis that it might make me look like an idiot.  "heart" 


  1. So pretty Elaine!! and p.s. I did NOT know that chips ahoy was a spin on ships ahoy... hmmmmm

  2. thanks michelle!
    i'm glad i'm not the only one in the dark about this chips ahoy business... maybe i should put up the poll...

  3. I had to google it.... all I found was this from Wikipedia:

    Nabisco says the name is "a reference to the nautical term, Ships Ahoy!" The words "Chips Ahoy!" also feature prominently in a story appearing in Chapter 15 of The Uncommercial Traveller, by Charles Dickens. Dickens relays a childhood tale of a shipwright named Chips who is taunted by a diabolical talking rat who predicts the sinking of Chips' ship: "Chips ahoy! Old boy! We've pretty well eat them too, and we'll drown the crew, and will eat them too!". There is also a 1956 American animated theatrical short titled Chips Ahoy.

  4. holy good research!!! thank you so much for that!! that's all so bizarre, they really need to start printing that on the cookie boxes, and start making commercials with talking rats.... shudder.

  5. I didn't realize the "chips ahoy" thing until reading your blog entry. Those were practically the only cookies we had in the house, too. The brilliant breakthroughs you have in your head run in the family.


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