Sunday, October 26, 2014

OctoberFest Blog Hop!



Welcome to October Fest! Our fearless leader is indeed fearless, having just endured an impromptu yet necessary household move. I do hope our autumnal offerings brighten her spirits and yours as we hop this weekend. Thank you Rita for hosting and for the opportunity to stretch my creativity.

As I type this our local Fall Fest is underway, I may have to swing by later if I still have time! The theme for the hop is October fest, anything goes as long as the inspiration is autumnal. Living on top of a hill in the River Valley my favorite thing in the fall is watching the leaves turn, it can be the most gorgeous thing, to see the trees in their splendor across the valley, along the bayou, and up along the mountain ridges. The Ozarks to the North and the Ouachitahs to the south makes for some pretty gorgeous views out my window. It's early yet and we're only just starting to pick up some yellows so my thoughts of inspiration turned to the harvest and cornucopias otherwise known as horns of plenty.

OctoberFest Inspiration found on Pinterest
I just happened to have this sweet little pumpkin from BonEcho lamp works out of Canada and as much as I loved this little guy I really hadn't any idea what to do with him, until now. He became my centerpiece for the entire design and in the spirit of a cornucopia I filled the spaces with  happiness and thoughts of prosperity. The leaves are from one of my favorite Etsy sellers, the crystals come from House of Gems, the tiny Tohos from Lima beads and those sweet little roses were fabricated by me.

Cornucopia Inspired Necklace

I played with a little bit of filigree and some of my copper to create the bail and added some reclaimed vintage beads to finish the look.

Well then, there's mine now lets go peek at everyone else's!

Rita is Our Hostess over at Toltec Jewels

and the rest of the hop can be found here.....

Toltec Jewels                            Jewel School Friends (hostess)

Dini Bruinsma                           http://www.angazabychanges.blogspot.nl/


Marybeth Rich                          http:/forestofjewels.blogspot.com/


Mary Govaars                           http://www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com/


Mischelle Andrade-Fanucchi     http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com


Karin Grosset Grange               http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.blogspot.fr


Andrea Zenith Glick                  http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/


Nan Smith                                http://wirednan.blogspot.com


Linda Anderson                        http://CherryOnTopDesign.Co


Becky Pancake                        http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com


Melissa Trudinger                     http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com/


Lennis Carrier                          http://windbent.wordpress.com/


Sue Kennedy                           http://suebeads.blogspot.com/


Kim Dworak                            http://www.cianciblue.blogspot.com/


Jo-Ann Woolverton                  http://itsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.ca


Jennifer Reno                           http://jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/


Veralynne Malone                    http://veradesigns.blogspot.com 


Lori Schneider                          http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com/


Shaiha Williams                        http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/


Alisa Siceloff                            http://armoredmermaid.blogspot.com


Pam Traub                               http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com/


Cryss Thain                              http://beaddragons.blogspot.com/


Maria Lourdes Rios                 http://mlourdes24.blogspot.com


Kathy Lindemer                       http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/


Carolyn Lawson                      http://Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com


Blanca Medina                        http://www.peru-medesigns.com/


Debbie Rasmussen                  www.Kepirasmussen.blogspot.ca


Heather Richter                       http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/


Kathleen Breeding                   http://99bobotw.blogspot.com/


Carol Dillman                          http://dillmansdallies.blogspot.com/


Chris Eisenberg                       www.wanderware.blogspot.com


Rebecca Sirevaag                    www.godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com


Sam Waghorn                          http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk


Sherri Stokey                           www.KnotJustMacrame.com


Gina Hockett                           www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com


Michelle McCarthy                  http://fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com


Michelle Buettner                     http://www.MiShelDesigns.blogspot.com


Dana Hickey                            You are HERE!! **waves!**


Claire Fabian                            http://saraccino.blogspot.com 


Cynthia Abner                          http://createdtreasures.blogspot.com


Renetha Stanziano                    http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com


Jami Shipp                               http://CelebratingLifewithDaMamaShipp.blogspot.com


Charlie                                     http://505indiechic.blogspot.com


Gloria Allen                             http://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com/


Lisa Johnson                             http://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com


Marde Lowe                            http://fancimardesigns.blogspot.com


Jill Bradley                                http://chat2jill.blogspot.com


Toni Gifford                              https://plus.google.com/+ToniG28


Shawnda D'Arcy                      https://www.facebook.com/JewelryByShawnda


RaMona Woolson                    http://jerseygirlsbeadwork.blogspot.com


Esterina Jagiella                        http://ekleijar.blogspot.com


Sandra McGriff                        http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com


Mary McGraw                         http://mkaymac.blogspot.com


Alenka Obid                            http://pepita-handmade.blogspot.com


Marianne Baxter                      http://simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com


Ann Schroeder                        www.beadlove.wordpress.com


Inge von Roos                          http://ingetraud.wordpress.com


Robin Reed                              http://willowdragon.blogspot.com


Suzanne Berk                           https://www.facebook.com/IRescueJewelryDesign


Mowse Doyle                          http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com


Diana Miglionico Shiraishi         http://jasmineteadesigns.blogspot.com


RanaLea                                  http://ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com


Andrea Rivers                          http://turtlesoupcreative.blogspot.com


Janine Lucas                            http://esfera.me/travel/blog/travel-stories

Tanya McGuire                        http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com

Anindita Basu                          http://alankarshilpa.blogspot.com

Mitzie Crider                           http://needfulluxuries.blogspot.com

Deb Fortin                               http://studiok24.blogspot.ca

Cynthia Kent Machata             http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com

Cheri Reed                              http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com

Laurel Hanson                         http://stonewingdesigns.com/blogs/stonewingdesignsblog

Ingrid Anderson                      http://lilisgems.wordpress.com/

Karla Morgan                          http://Texaspepperjams.blogspot.com

Lori Anderson                         www.PrettyThings.com

Louise Mccormick-Glazier       http://lilyandjasmine.blogspot.com/

Jasvanti Patel                          http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com

Susan Kelly                            http://midlifegreaterexpectations.blogspot.com/

Lee Koopman                        http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com/

Carol Briody                          http://cbriody.blogspot.com/

Kathy Lindemer                    http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/

Renetha Stanziano                http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/

Divya N                               http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com/




Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll see you hopping around, I hope!

45 comments:

  1. Your collages are beautiful, I love the colors and the abundance, which are totally reproduced in your bracelet, the wirework is amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much Karin! I LOVE your necklace too :D Just gorgeous!

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  2. Ohhhh wow, that necklace is just brilliant!!

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  3. I love that necklace and your collages are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Kim! I love Pinterest, it's a wonderful place for inspiration!

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  4. Hi Dana, your necklace is AWESOME. There is so much visual appeal and interesting texture. I really like the cornucopia idea. It really says fall.

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  5. Beautiful (rich in colours) picture collages with flowers, fruit and jewellery... It all comes together in the idea of the cornucopia inspired necklace! Very very ♥pretty♥!

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  6. Your picture Collages are just pretty and inviting! Happy Fall to you!

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  7. Great pics but what really steals the show is your incredible focal! It is totally unique and perfect for this hop

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  8. beautiful necklace and just perfect for the season!

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  9. Great translation of your inspiration boards - it looks so beautiful and bountiful

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  10. What a wonderful piece. You took your inspiration to the limits.

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    1. Thank you! This was a fun piece to design!

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  11. Oh my gosh, what a fabulous design!! I love your roses and the way you've nestled the pumpkin in there. So pretty!

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  12. Brilliant, the pumpkin just set off the pendant so perfectly. Love love the design!

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  13. Your sweet pumpkin is perfect for the focal that you created. Well done!

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  14. Wonderful horn of plenty! would like to see the whole necklace. Did you get the pumpkin near Bon Echo Park in Ontario? I spent a week this summer around the corner from the park....great place!

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    1. Thank you Nan! You are seeing pretty much the whole necklace, just about 10 inches or so of bare leather and a simple hook clasp left. Bon Echo is the name of her studio, without hunting down my receipt I'd say there's a real good chance she's from the area :) The hubs and I both have family in Canada and would love to visit but as yet, I've never been. Furthest north I've made it is Wyoming and the Grand Tetons.

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  15. Oh how I love the cornucopia! You have truly captured the essence of it in your piece. It just put a smile on my face looking at all the detail. But as detailed as it maybe it's beautifully balanced with that sweet little pumpkin in there with a pop of color. Simply beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, I'm so glad you like it!

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  16. Great design!! love the necklace so much! not only the focal, but the whole necklace is a fine art!

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  17. love the photos and your cornucopia necklace is a beautiful interpretation

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  18. I really love your cornucopia! You did such an awesome job, so creative and such lovely craftsmanship. Bravo!

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  19. I really love your cornucopia! You did such an awesome job, so creative and such lovely craftsmanship. Bravo!

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    1. I don't know how or why you got double posted but I'm happy to thank you doubly! Thank you Thank you!

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  20. I love the idea and the execution of your cornucopia necklace. Great!

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  21. I like the focal on the necklace. I also like all of your fall photos.

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    1. Thank you Renetha! Pinterest is a wonderful place for finding inspiration :)

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