Saturday, October 26, 2013

October Fest with Toltec Jewels

I am participating in Toltec Jewels' October Fest.  We are sharing our autumn inspirations in whatever form they may take.  They could be jewelry, beads, recipes, treats, poems, pictures, crafts, etc.


My autumn inspirations center around the colors so evident in our Blue Ridge Mountains this time of year.  Surprisingly the trees are changing very slowly this year but I already have plenty of leaves falling in my yard.  Oh yay!  Get out the rakes!

 The colors inspire my choices in making lampwork beads.  They pull me out of my usual palette, sometimes with happy results.

Sunlight filtering through the colorful leaves just puts me in a good mood even in the middle of this nasty cold that has managed to knock me off my feet.

Autumn gives us a chance to pull out some different jewelry to go with our cooler weather clothes.

Even though we had a freeze last night, there are still some flowers hanging around for a last showy appearance.  Sometimes they bring us colors we wouldn't think of with fall.

Some colors just say autumn.

Gold, brown, red, orange, and rust mix with all the shades of green to paint the trees.  Nature knows best how to put colors together.

This Jack-o-Lantern pendant just has to show its face here.  I won this pendant from the lovely and generous Gaea Cannaday of Gaea Handmade through the Art Bead Scene blog.  Thanks Gaea.  So this is a big autumn inspiration for a necklace I have in the works.

 Here is the list of all the participants in the October Fest so you can enjoy all the autumn goodness.

Caroline                                       http://
Andrea Glick-Zenith           
Dolores Raml                     
Karla Morgan                     
Susie Harris                       
Kay Thomerson                 
Jean Yates                        
Kelly Hosford Patterson     
Kathy Lindemer                 
Liz E                                  
Jasvanti Patel                    
Christie Murrow                 
Jodie Marshall                   
Andrea Trank                    
Dini Bruinsma                    
Elsie Deliz Fonseca           
Karla Morgan                    
Vera Lynn                         
Rana Wilson                     
Catherine King                 
Lily Vincent                       
Janice Hidey (Janimar)     
Cory Tompkins                 
Candida Castleberry        
Cynthia Kent Machata      
Alicia Marinache               
Linda Anderson                
Leah Curtis                       
Jennifer Reno (JenRen)    
Robin Reed                       
Tanty Sri Hartanti              
Lisa Lodge                        
Ingrid A.                            
Judy Turner                      
Gina Hockett                     
Nelly May                          
Tanya McGuire                 
Sonya Stille                       
Carol D.                            
Asri Wahyuningsih            
Ginger Bishop                   
Shaiha Williams                
Toltec Jewels (Rita, your hostess)

Enjoy and keep creating,


  1. Your lampwork beads are just gorgeous!

  2. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. I can relate to raking of leaves! Your lampwork beads are stunning!
    Ingrid A.

  3. I just love the colors in your beads and that focal is to die for.

  4. Wow! Your beads are divine! What a lovely post, I really enjoyed reading it. xxx

  5. The colors in your photos are amazing- and translated so beautifully to your gorgeous beads. Simply lovely. Christie

  6. You are a very talented lampwork artist. Oh and I agree some colors just say autumn. I love the green beads.

  7. I so LOVE those orange beads and orange owl pendant.

  8. Your lampwork beads are beautiful!! Well done!

  9. So beautiful, the colour combinations of pictures and the jewellery you designed, great job! I loved to read your post, the hydrangea picture is my ♥ favourite♥

  10. Love the colors of your pictures and your beads. I like seeing the connection.


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