Sunday, October 27, 2013

2nd Annual October Fest

For this challenge we were asked to create based on October.  Well in Florida it is hard to tell if it is October, though it is starting to cool off. But up north, I know the colors are just awe inspiring. So I took those colors...reds, browns, golds, greens, yellows and oranges and put together a few pieces.

The first one is a free form crochet necklace using buttons and some beads.  It is big enough to slip over the head. I made matching earrings.

The second is some fabric I had that I made into a type of scarf then slid brown wooden beads onto it, separated by glued in wooden beads. Then on one side I took some green, red, and orange shimmer fabric, cut it into strips and laced through some more wooden beads then laced each end with some more wooden beads. The closure is a purse ring that I fabric glued the ends around, so it too just slips over the head.

Then I again used some fall colored buttons and made two sets of earrings.

 Thanks for stopping by..for more fall beauties check out the links below.

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                    
Veralynne                            you are here...
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)


  1. I like both pieces but that second necklace is so unique and I love it.

    1. Thank you Shaiha...I have a real issue with "staying in the lines" so a lot of my designs are out of the box and bright and different. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Your designs are so fun and colorful- lovely! Christie

    1. Thank you in Florida does sometimes make it hard to get those lush fall colors...but since we have the internet we can "surf" anywhere to get the colors we need. lol. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I spent last winter in the Keys and lots of people say the fall there is beautiful. I imagine the humidity goes and it is warm weather and brilliant sunshine with lovely warm water. I like your button necklace. The design and colors are great.

    1. Yes, we can get some great fall scenes, but to me...the north has all the Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Oh to be back in the northern hemisphere to be witnessing the burst of colours! I love how you've used buttons. Really lovely pieces.

  5. I especially love jewelry made with buttons, and the fall colors are some of my favorites. Great pieces!

  6. Such lovely creations. I enjoyed seeing your use of buttons.

  7. Beautiful creations, the button necklace is my favorite. You did a fabulous job on it.

  8. I would have to say you are the Queen of Buttons. What fun jewelry!

  9. So colorful and lovely, all of them, but my favorite in the secon necklace. Very well done!!

  10. Very beautiful!!! The second necklace is my favourite, 2nd favourite is the pair of earrings. Love your work!

  11. All fun pieces in great fall colors.