Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween - Day of the Dead Blog Hop!

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, so I just couldn't resist joining in the fun when Diana Ptaszynski from Suburban Girl Studio put out the call for a blog hop around Halloween and/or Day of the Dead!  Part of her challenge was to include at least one art bead in each design.

When I think Day of the Dead, I think sugar skulls, flowers, and bright colors.  I originally wasn't as focused on the Day of the Dead aspect of the challenge, but I knew I had some Green Girl Pewter sugar skulls (and other skulls!).  When I started looking at my art beads, I found that I was draw to a super bright and fun lampwork glass bead by Beadygirl Beads and I thought it would work great with the pewter.  I added in some other colorful lampwork beads from The Spacer Bead Shop and some Vintaj arte metal chain and other blackened pieces, and here's the result!




I got so excited by the Green Girl skull pieces that I had that I decided to make a second Day of the Dead necklace.  This time I used some faux cinnabar, lampwork lovelies by both Tanya McGuire and the Spacer Bead Shop, and a silver plated ring by TierraCast.  I used Vintaj arte metal wire for my links again, but this time used silver plated antique silver chain from Nunn Design.




I'm not 100% sure if these designs count as art beads, but I'm going to include them anyway.  I had some fun with some subtly seasonal scrapbook paper and some copper plated bezels.  I love the way this spider set turned out!  I had hoped to get some other Halloween themed things done, but my travels this month got in my way.




Big thanks to Diana for thinking up and organizing this fun blog hop!  All of these pieces are available in my Etsy shop.  Click HERE to check it out.

You can see all the other great jewelry that my fellow participants made too, please consider hopping around to see everyone's great stuff!


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19 comments:

  1. really great- all of them!!!!! I think my favorite is the first one though- but I am partial to sugar skulls

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    1. I totally need one of your skulls, Staci!

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  2. Those are great. I love the reversible pendant in the first one. I am in love with the spider charms you made, though -- those turned out beautifully.

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    1. Thanks Tanya! I've been having too much fun with resin lately. I made a raven necklace charm too but it hasn't gotten finished yet.

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  3. Nice work! I love the pop of color in that first piece! Thanks for joining in!

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    1. Thanks for hosting, Diana! It was lots of fun.

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  4. Beautiful pairing with the Beady Girl bead and the Green Girl pendant.

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  5. Awesome! They are beautiful! I do love the sugar skulls! Happy Halloween!

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  6. I like all of the designs, but my favorite is the first necklace. I'm in love with the sugar skull focal from Green Girl Pewter. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
    Lori in Atlanta

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  7. Beautiful! And the spider set is fabulous... I would love to wear those earrings.. and I hate spiders ;)

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    1. Thanks, Skye! That's a great compliment. :)

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  8. What great designs! There is NO way I could pick a favorite.

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  9. Fun designs! I adore the first one!!!

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  10. Over achiever! Awesome stuff. I like the round link echoing the round cinnabar in the key necklace. And that Green Girl Studio heart? Cant go wrong - simple, playful, colorful!

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  11. Adorable! My favorite is the first necklace but everything turned out great!

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  12. Wow! Quite the collection you have put together. Beautiful and fun too!

    Happy halloween!

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  13. Wondeful use of some amazing components! Especially love those spider earrings.

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  14. All your work is great! I think the colorful bead on top of the heart pendant is totally cool! great work

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