Saturday, May 3, 2008

A Pirate's Tale Continues.....

BOOM! A pirate ship's cannon fires a warning blast. The explosion rocks a nearby merchant ship. Musket balls fly. Grenades explode. A wounded helmsman staggers. He lets go of the ship's wheel, and the ship swings around crazily. Flames flicker everywhere. Pistols fire. Pirates, screaming threats, board the merchant ship, swinging axes and cutlasses.


Hissing through his teeth, Blackbeard—one of the most dreaded pirates who ever lived—jumps to the deck. He stands tall and lean. Pieces of rope burn like fuses among coils of his black hair. Sashes stuffed with pistols and daggers crisscross his huge chest. Black ribbons flap from the braids in his beard. Terrified sailors flee. Blackbeard and his fierce crew have pirated The Bonnee Lass, and taken our regal Queen of the Soirée, the lovely Miss Donna!!


I rush over to Captain Jack, Adam, and Jerry (The Puffy Shirt) Seinfeld...."Will one of ye be man enough to rescue our Queen and save the ship from Blackbeard and his crew?" I ask?




Adam Ant draws his guns and starts to come forward….


But, Cap'n Jack (AKA Johnny) steps up and pushes Adam back.... "I will save the fair maiden....but may I have a spot of rum before I leave?" he asks.

Me thinks he has already partaken of the ale....



Will Captain Jack rescue Queen Donna? Will he free the ship from Blackbeard and his crew? Who shall be named the new Queen of the Soirée? And what of the "Puffy Shirt"? To Be Continued....


In honor of Donna’s Swashbuckler Soiree, I have created Blackbeard’s Necklace which will be available for purchase in my Etsy shop today. Thank you Donna for hosting this fun and exciting event, and for taking us all along with you on this magical journey!


Thank you also to Lisa at Heart of the Nest for providing the fun picture of Donna in all her finery! Part of "A Pirate's Tale Continues" was taken from Blackbeard~Pirate Terror at Sea as written on the National Geographic website.

42 comments:

Colleen said...

I'm bettin' on Jack!!

Great necklace...great story!

Donna O. said...

So many, men, so little time! I'm certain I will be recued by one of them. Hopefully J will whisk me away in time!!What a great idea to fashion a necklace to remember this Day!
D.

She'sSewPretty said...

How fun!! Shh, don't tell Donna...I've stolen Jack for myself!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh to leave us hang !!!! But in such a beautiful necklace, who cares. Clarice

Pearl said...

~peeks up from me seat as I share a pint of ale with Johnny~

Ohh Matey... a fine Pirate's tale that ye are spinning! Isn't Cap'n Johnny lookin' mighty grand sittin' next to me?! He was askin' all about me recent graduation from Pirate Camp; that's all... really!

Ahhh... time to Sail On!
~cheers~
Pearl

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Wonderful necklace! Did you kill blackbeard to get it?

Ottilias Veranda said...

There´s so many handsome pirates!
Great idea with the necklage!

Cheers Matey!
Liisa

bumblebird said...

Love the necklace! ...and the pirate boys aren't bad! I'm off to mingle...
~Heather

Betzie said...

Neat necklace!! Enjoyed your post!

Nancy said...

Love all of your pics...and the necklace...beautiful!

Thank-you for stopping by...
Have a great day!
Nancy

Kelley said...

What pirate princess wouldn't just die to wear the very funny blackbeard around her neck.
Kelley

rochambeau said...

Great post and COOL necklace! You have a nice blog too!!

Constance

Miss.Maddie's said...

You are so funny!
It's been great to visit to share your story but to leave us hanging...
Love the necklace too.
Susan

jungle dream pagoda said...

Wonderful post and such a fun blog!

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Oh my, poor Donna! She's gonna be one tuckered damsel when this day is over!

Magpie Sue

Auberne' Rose Ancalimon said...

Yes poor Will! Poor wandering one! lol But don't worry I'll take care of him! ;) Thanks for the comment.

Auberne' Ancalimon @-`---

Fete et Fleur said...

I'm off to read the rest of the story. I love your necklace!

xx Nancy

Iva's Creations said...

Wonderful necklace Sylvia! Me thinks Blackbeard had a woman in every port, and he'll be needing lots of those purdy pieces to keep his women happy. And what a great bit of storytelling too. Yes, see you on the high seas...Iva

Christine LeFever said...

An enterprising lass ye be, deare Sylvia! T'is a necklace worthy of the highest estate!

Christine

Zwee!!!!

JuliaRose said...

Hello Sylvia, Thanks for visiting my corner of the party!....
Love your story too, especially the Adam Ant pics...forgot about him...always loved his style...
and love your necklace fab...how quick did you make that!!!...very impressed..will visit your site again..
xx

Christie said...

That necklace is great! How could I have forgotten about the "puffy shirt"?

Karen Otto from A`Musements said...

Aaaaarrrrrhhhh Sylvia Lass! What a divine story ye tellin' and what a divine necklace ye sellin'.... How lucky the piratess that will wear that creation, intended for only the most regal neck on the Main! Ahoy, avast, and all that other stuff! Love what you've done!
xoxo
Karen Otto sailing under the flag of the mighty Lady of The Sea!
~~~~~
A`Musements

Du Buh Du Designs said...

Your necklace is so cool! And this is the second time I've seen Adam Ant today..I 'm having 80's flashbacks! Happy Soiree!
~Christine

Once Upon A Notion said...

AARRGH Wenche Sylvia - how dare you capture the image of me - Blackbeard - in such a beautiful necklace covered in yer treasure and booty. I will have ye lassies and wenches all over me body to capture such a treasure as this ere bauble.

AARRGH - where is me bottle o' Rum?

Pearl Maple said...

Wonderful collection of photos on your blog space especially those of all the cutest pirates on the high seas. Great soiree !
Enjoying seeing what everyone is posting on the theme.

Ulla said...

OH I LOVE THE IDEA OF CONTINUING THE TALE! HOW FUN! AND YOUR BLACKBEARD NECKLACE IS TRUE TREASURE!!!

bluemuf said...

This tale is getting better and better. I really like the necklace you made. It is gorgeous.

Karen

fated follies studio said...

the necklace is very becoming, especially for a pirate lady. you did a wonderful job. enjoy the rest of the weekend.

jenny

BumbleVee said...

arrrr...how's about another shot of the grog... p'raps I'll take him on then.......

Couture de Papier said...

stunning necklace and so creative!thank you for visiting me blog! I love your icon I have seen her before! Ha!

Kingfisher Farm said...

Sylvia I wouldnt be surprised if you find your necklace is missing this morning! Fabulous! Pam

Mya said...

How fun what a great post. Love the puffy shirt. The necklace you made is so wonderfully creative.
-Mya

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thanks so much for visiting my Pirate Princess! Love your treasure, and your Tale.
xo Lidy

Pinkie Denise said...

Oh, love your wonderful story and pictures, and that Pirates necklace is wonderful..how creative sure enjoyed your adventure Pinkie Denise

Bethany said...

Well my heart lept with fear at the reading of the nasty piratey tales but then I recovered and squealed with joy at the sight of the amazing necklace you created!!! Love it!!

Sprigganswood Hag said...

Hi Sylvia...love your blog. The pirate them is awesome! - verlene

Couture de Papier said...

OOoo! I discovered 2 new NE artisans,I am featuring them on my blog for a little boost..thought I would pay it forward! Hugs Denise

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Oh, Sylvia, I love your necklace! I of course, you have to love Johnny!

Wonderful items in your Etsy shop, too - that Patriotic man is to die for!!!

Nancy

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Your creations are fabulous!!!!! Iam off to peek around some more!! Love your space!! ;)

Doreen said...

What a beautiful necklace Sylvia...I just love it :)

Hugs,
Doreen

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Ahoy there, me hearty! I am cracking up at the puffy shirt, and drooling over one Mr Adam Ant!

Gorgeous gorgeous necklace, Sylvia!!

Lana said...

Your necklace is awesome Sylvia!