Sunday, October 27, 2013

Oktoberfest :: Octoberfest

This is Rita's second annual hop to celebrate Octoberfest! And she's got quite a line up of participants. She's already at 50 people, and had nearly as many last year.

Rita of Toltec Jewels calls this time of year "October Magic" and the colors of Fall "glowing embers in the sky." 

I'm inclined to agree with her. I do really love the deep orange-red you can see in these images, and that I can see all over New England during "Leaf Peeping" Season (as they call it around here).   

The colors this time of year are an inspiration for design, and so I started with the images straight off of Rita's blog post.  I do have a tendency to create Pinterest boards for inspiration, and of course I have one for New England that is full of these colors of Fall. Yeah, I'm a tad obsessed.  

Alrighty then, back to my project for this hop. Using Rita's images as my inspiration I created a series of earrings. 

The colors remind me of carnelian stones, copper and brass. And so, that is exactly what I used in my Fall-inspired earring series. The beautiful copper in these are from Melinda of Orrtec. She makes her own components and they really are gorgeous!

I also belong to Blogging Business Artisans who have a challenge out for this month to get ready for the holidays. And while I'm not one to do Christmas inspired jewelry, I am certainly one to use the colors of Fall in my designs! I do really love this time of year, and can't wait to see what all the other artists created for Rita's Octoberfest-inspired hop!

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)


EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

Great collection,Congratulations!

Halinka said...

Beautiful and very inspiring challenge.Fantastic collection of earrings in the Autumn mood.Lovely colors and textures.
-All the Best-

Kathy Lindemer said...

Gorgeous collection of earrings!

pasqueflower said...

Your earrings are incredible!!! Just gorgeous!

Christine Altmiller said...

These are all so beautiful~the colors are so rich and warm and comforting. All the components are gorgeous. That second pair....OhMyBeadyGoodness! YES!!! Those are my absolute favorites!

Pepita said...

Cynthia, you know I love the fall colors, too, and I love all of the earrings you've made! Can not possibly choose just one favorite ... all of them are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Those round donut earrings with the verdigris really want to live with me. I'm not a huge fan of "holiday" jewelry either but I know you'll find an equally inspiring photo for winter and make some lovely seasonal pieces.

Memories for Life said...

The trees are just so beautiful this time of year!
The colors in your earrings really represent them well! Love the first pair in the first set. And the first pair in the second set actually reminds me a little of Christmas with the red and white :)

Alicia said...

Gorgeous Fall collection you've amassed there, Cynthia! Love them all! Carnelian is perfect for fall-inspired jewelry :)

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

You are right, one can't go wrong using our beautiful variety of fall colours for inspiration, Cynthia... these are lovely examples!

Shaiha said...

What a great collection! Every pair is one that I would be happy to wear.

Charis Designs said...

I'm a big fan of copper and these earrings are stunning! Lovely, lovely. Christie

Nelly May said...

Oh those truly are fabulous components! Love what you've done with them and great photography! Thanks for sharing.

Magic Love Crow said...

The earrings are stunning!! And, I love the Autumn pictures! Beautiful!

Ann Schroeder said...

What a round up of beautiful earrings. Well done!

Liz E said...

Lovely group of earrings. They are all warm, fun and ultimately wearable!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, beautiful all around...autumn images and jewelry!

Duni said...

Love your earring collection, Cynthia! The orange-red and copper look wonderful together! My favourite pair is the middle one bottom row!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful fall earrings Cynthia! Carnelian always reminds me of fall foliage too. We leaf peeped in Cambridge on Columbus Day weekend at our peak. It was glorious!

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful earrings Cynthia.
I love Carnelian it is the perfect stone for fall designs and so is copper.

Marcela Gmd said...

Great collection of earrings!!!
Have a good week, dear friend!! and my g for you!!!:))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Caron Michelle said...

Gorgeous collection and reflection of Autumn. Love those earrings!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful Fall collection, Cynthia! Both the photos and your earrings! You're fortunate to be living in such an amazing part of the country - I wish I could get up there to see the foliage. Quite pretty here in VA too though. :-)

Shel said...

Fabulous collection of earrings!! I am having a ball checking out all the people who participated in this hop - there are some super great fall/autumn designs - definitely getting me in the mood for the season!

Kathleen said...

Great pieces of art. All of the copper ones are my favorite. B^)

sandy sandhu said...

love the collection of earrings. Will you like to follow each other on GFC? xoxo
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Dini Bruinsma said...

What a beautiful Fall collection your earrings, in stunning♥ colours. The last pair is my favourite, turquoise and copper,yummy!!!

Eyelah said...

Those are so pretty!! They look perfect for the Fall!

Tanya McGuire said...

great post love the earrings The round pair is my favorite. I think it is the color such a pretty patina.

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