Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oktoberfest :: Fall Earring Series

A few weeks back I was inspired by the stash of artisan beads piling up on my bead table. Yes, I admit it. I am a hoarder; at least when it comes to beads. But I decided that I needed to put these beautiful beads to work. 

I started with my embarrassing large stash of Michelle McCarthy's ceramic discs from her shop Firefly Design Studio in both circles and squares. I started mixing and matching them up with a number of other artists.

Those artists include Jana Bližňáková from HappyFishThings. I love her rustic ceramic charms and focals she been making. They are earthy and bohemian, and perfectly my style! I also used a few of her polymer charms like the owls; how sweet are those?

I also had to include one of my favorite artists Lesley Watt from THEAElements. I never get tired of her brass charms she makes. And once I posted these sweet ammonite ones over on Facebook Lesley was getting requests to make more. Can you blame people for asking for more? 

Another one of my favorites is Sue Kennedy from Sue Beads. Oh how I love her lampwork beads, and I picked up several of her lampwork headpins. So fun and whimsical! 

I also made a pair from Genea that I'm in love with. Look at the rich colors of these beads! I couldn't get myself to list this pair I made with Genea's beads and have been wearing them for about 2 weeks straight.

You'll also see some Marsha Neal ceramics in there, which I love. She always uses greens and rich reds, which are my favorite colors to work with. I have a few more on the bead table I'm working on now from Marsha. I just need to finish up the next batch and get those posted. I made roughly 15 pair in the first batch, and another 10 in this current batch. So look for all of them over on my Facebook or my Etsy

For more Fall inspired designs check out Rita's Oktoberfest blog hop going on today over on Jewel School Friends. Looks like everyone just about is joining in today to celebrate with Rita and her annual hop to celebrate her favorite season.

27 comments:

Kim said...

I love all of your earrings and the wire wrapping is beautiful! Great way to use some of your hoard of treasures.

WindDancerStudios said...

My goodness look at all this special beads! Wonderful earrings!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

You already know how much I love these! The combination of fiber with those art beads is just fabulous! Could not pick a favorite!!!

Janine said...

Gorgeous earrings, each and every pair of them!!

LisaS said...

Wow! Love those earrings... I like your wrapped style ;)

Shaiha said...

Gorgeous earrings!! For some reason they always seem to be the hardest for me and I really admire artists that made the beautiful artisan ones.

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Cynthia, Your earrings are beautiful. My favorite are the boro glass teardrops in the lower left pic.

Liz E said...

They are so wearable and gorgeous in their simplicity.

Kepi said...

OMG they are all gorgeous but I have to say may favorite are the ones with the little owls. I so want a pair of those. Great job digging into your stash, I know that can be hard sometimes.

stregajewellry said...

Loving all the designs but the owls are my favs.

Duni said...

Those are lovely! I especially like the disc shaped ones. The twine wrapped top part is a unique touch!

Karin G said...

What a great collection of beads and you designed beautiful earrings, I love the wrapping you use on some of them.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Everything is gorgeous! I love how you have accented the pieces with fiber. Fabulous! Those glass beads in the bottom left are so neat.

Linda Younkman said...

Love all of these earrings and your use of fiber with the discs. Great job my friend.

Thea said...

Pretty Cyn! I like your combos! and hi :)))

Sherri Stokey said...

Gorgeous earrings! I really like the way you've worked some fiber into the designs - it seems to add a warm touch to them.

Dini Bruinsma said...

What a great idea, showing us so many earrings... It's difficult to have a favourite, the colour combinations & designs are all great! But... I love the last one the most!♥

gloria allen said...

Beautiful collection of beautiful earrings. I loved them all!

Andrea said...

I oohed and ahhhhed the whole post! These are all lovely. I do fancy the owls though. Thank you so much for sharing!

Esterina Indomacarons said...

Gorgeous collection of earrings... a bright festive displayed on this post. Love every single one

Memories for Life said...

What beautiful pieces! I love how they have a similar design, but all look so different. Love the aqua blue ones!

Christine Altmiller said...

These are spectacular! What a great vibe and a wonderful mix of fiber/ceramics/beads. But you already knew I felt that way :-)

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely earrings!!!!
Have a good week, dear friend!!! my g+ for you!!!.)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Jasvanti Patel said...

So many earrings, I love them all, but the owl ones are so adorable!!
I love owls.

Renetha said...

I love each end every pair of earrings you made for this hop! Beautiful. I want them all!

Ann Schroeder said...

Wow, I love your earring collection. Each one is so lovely.

BackstoryBeads said...

Trying to catch up with all my blog friends after a few weeks of traveling. What a fantastic, inspiring post! Makes me want to run right up to my bead room, but alas, I have a much-neglected house to clean first! Love all the earthy designs with those ceramic discs!

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