There are so many ways to commemorate what Octoberfest means to each person, but for me it was a time of reflection of what has been happening in my life, the turning and changing of events, for as we know, change is inevitable. I had been "Muse-less" for several weeks, now, and the fog just seemed to get denser with each passing day. My creativity had taken a vacation, and I hoped it would not be permanent. I had not produced one thing during that time, and could not even visualize a simple pair of earrings! For the most part, I knew that personal challenges were taking priority, but I had always been able to get through those by creating with my hands and mind. I was determined to get out of the funk by creating anything for the hop today.
My sweet granddaughter thought that I should make Barbie clothes for her Barbie. I did help her learn to hand sew, and gave her some "sewing lessons". But I needed to make something for me. So....I got out some things to work with that might not be too difficult, and some ideas began to take shape, trying to keep the focus on "Octoberfest".
I used Ranger patinas, alcohol inks, and Lumiere metal paints, along with some Brass stampings from B'Sue Boutiques to make this bracelet.
I love Ranger Alcohol Inks, and the color that appeared on these brass leaves, combined with glass pearls.
These aren't exactly Octoberish, but they were very simple to put together with copper ear wires.
Just couldn't resist a pair of earrings that resembled pumpkins!
Enjoy the hop as I hope you take a look at the rest of the participants below- and thank you for stopping by!
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