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:// Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.c
Andrea Glick-Zenith http://zenithjade.blogspot.com
Dolores Raml http://craftydscreations.wordp
Karla Morgan http://TexasPepperJams.blogspo
Susie Harris http://jewelleryjunkie.blogspo
Kay Thomerson http://kayzkreationz.blogspot.
Jean Yates http://prettykittydogmoonjewe
Kelly Hosford Patterson http://travelingsideshow.blogs
Kathy Lindemer http://bay-moon-design.blogspo
Liz E http://beadcontagion.
Jasvanti Patel http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blog
Christie Murrow www.charisdesignsjewelry.blogs
Jodie Marshall http://marshalljodie.blogspot.
Andrea Trank http://heavenlanecreations.co
Dini Bruinsma http://angazabychanges.blogsp
Elsie Deliz Fonseca http://ladelizchica.blogspot.c
Karla Morgan http://texaspepperjams.blogsp
Vera Lynn http://veradesigns.blogspot.co
Rana Wilson http://ranaleadesigns.blogspot
Catherine King http://catherines-musings.blog
Lily Vincent http://thecreativeklutz.blogsp
Janice Hidey (Janimar) http://drawingthelinesomewhere
Cory Tompkins http://TealwaterDesigns.blogsp
Candida Castleberry www.spunsugarbeadworks.blogsp
Cynthia Kent Machata http://antiquitytravelers.blo
Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca
Linda Anderson http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogs
Leah Curtis http://beadyeyedbunny.blogspot
Jennifer Reno (JenRen) http://jenrenjewelry.
Robin Reed http://willowdragon.blogspot.c
Tanty Sri Hartanti www.tjewellicious.blogspot.
Lisa Lodge http://gratefulartist.blogspo
Ingrid A. http://lilisgems.wordpress.co
Judy Turner www.silver-rains.blogspot.com
Gina Hockett http://freestyleelements.blogs
Nelly May www.smellynelly.blogspot.com
Tanya McGuire http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.c
Sonya Stille http://dreaminofbeads.blogspot
Carol D. http://dillmansdallies.blogsp
Asri Wahyuningsih http://asribeadwork.blogspot.
Ginger Bishop http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.
Shaiha Williams http://shaihasramblings.blogs
Toltec Jewels (Rita, your hostess) www.JewelSchoolFriends.com