Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween/Day of the Dead Blog Hop Reveal Time!

When our lovely hostess, Diana suggested a Halloween/Day of the Dead Blog Hop theme I jumped right in...I love Halloween and I've been 'collecting' some wonderful goodies over the last year, perfect for this theme. If you stopped by for my last post in July...what a blogging saw I am quite the 'collector' here we go!

First up...I recently purchased images from Ella of Calico Collage from her new Day of the Dead collection...I hadn't gotten around to using them yet so now was the perfect time.

These pictures where taken during my process of creating the tiles...some ended up in my creations, some went into my supply shop, a couple were purchased for pendants and a few were 'gifted' to a couple of special ladies who inspire know who you are! :)

I love how this bracelet turned colorful...perfectly representing the bright Day of the Dead themes. Also, my first work with steel wire...LOVE IT! The ceramic beads are from Gaea, another artist's talents I lovingly collect! :) 

Earrings using a pair of my matchstick tiles, with etched lilac beads from Havana Beads.

I am torn between this necklace and the bracelet above being my favorite...I love the bright, sunrise colors against the copper filigree. The mini lampwork beads are from artbylisi. I managed to find her when she did a special assorted listing, my first purchase but definitely not my last!

I originally planned 3 Halloween pieces also but ran out of time...I did at least manage the necklace above a fun take on the classic purple and orange colors associated with Halloween. The wonderful jack 'o lantern link is from Gaea, orange polka dot lampwork from Pink Beach and mini purple lampwork from artbylisi.

Thanks again to our hostess, Diana! Thanks to all the ladies who inspire me with their art and art beads...without you I could not do what I do! Please be sure to visit the other participants below to see what lovelies they created...I'm off to hop!

Kathleen Breeding
Dianne Miller
Lisa Liddy
Toltec Jewels
Laura Medeiros
Veralynne Malone
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Kari Asbury  you are here :)
Nicole Valentine Rimmer
Sarajo Wentling
Laurie Vyselaar
Dawn M. Gallop



  1. Love what you made! I also love the tiles you sent me! Thanks for participating!

  2. I like the jewelry you made very much. I was motivated to buy one of your sugar skull pendants and another pendant. I still like the necklaces I made with your pendants ( for the bead soup blog hop.

  3. Those are all beautiful. I love how colorful they are.

  4. Wonderful and so inspiring!! Love the digital collages! The tiles are amazing! Happy Halloween!!

  5. The Digital Collage tiles are wonderful. So colorfull and full of the DOTD colors. Nicw work...Cheers!
    Lori in Atlanta

  6. Great pieces! Love your matchstick tiles!

  7. What great designs! I just love those earrings.

  8. Those images are really interesting. Great designs!

  9. I Love all the tiles you created and all of the jewelry, but I have to say that the bracelet really captures my attention! The bright colors with the steel wire wrapping = awesomeness!

  10. Its clear you had a great time creating! Nice job!

  11. I love all of your pieces but those earrings are totally my favorite...but I am an earring girl! I just favorited your shop and will totally be scoring some of your cool tiles!

  12. Love those tiles you are making! Fun and colorful jewelry...

    Have a fun halloween/DOD week ;)

  13. I had to look over everything again and again! Everything you have is wonderful, I can't pick a favorite,well, I probably could but would change my mind too often! Love it all!

  14. Everything is so colorful and fun! You should blog more often, you are fun to read. Happy Hallowe'en!!

  15. I love what you have done with Ella's designs! They look fantastic in your jewelry. I have been wanting to try steel wire. Good to know it is fun to work with!