Thursday, October 27, 2011

"Window Shopping" for Halloween & Autumn Jewelry

I know I promised an update on some things I'm working on, but I haven't anything to show just yet. I finished the "Mustard" piece and took photos as the sun was going down, but must review.  I'm still trying to figure out the Art Bead Scene Oct-challenge-inspired one. 

So, before it's too late, I wanted to take a quick look at Halloween and Autumn jewelry!   

I thought it would be fun to look at OTHER people's jewelry for a change, so these are not mine. (Wish they were!)  They are items I discovered online, thought they were unique, and admired!  Some of these are made by people I've never encountered before and some are from friends like you!   

I hope you enjoy "window shopping" as much as I do!  

Pumpkin Necklace In Gold


First up is this dainty necklace from Anechkas Jewelry.  Wonder why it's so beautiful?  It's made from smooth orange jade, a Vermeil gold sprout charm, and 14K gold-filled everything!   ...And it's really lovely work too!   Visit her Etsy shop to see more exquisite pieces!

As you my know, I'm on a kick for bird pendants and charms right now, so... I love this pendant, the beads, and the way it's all put together!  If found this and the next item on the "3Pearls" shop on Etsy.
Black Crackle Agate Necklace

I also loved these light blue crystals set against the dark metal moons. They "speak" of night and create a stunning contrast!

Blue Moon Earrings

And being from the "Sunflower State" I couldn't help but be attracted to this necklace I found on the "3Pearls" blog!   Be sure to take a look at  the entry for the flowers and photograph that inspired this piece!


(Oh, and check out this coupon!   Who doesn't love coupons?!)

For anyone into Black Cats, these from SusanFaye  aren't too scary--rather sweet actually!  Good for the October festivities and beyond!

Black Cat Earrings

And speaking of cats,...  I went to Leslie Todd's "No Stone Unstrung" site to pull up those "Day of the Dead" earrings I so admired last month, and it looks like she may have sold out!  (Way to go, Leslie!--We'll watch for comments to see if she can supply more!)   But I did find these cute black cat earrings!

Treasure Box Earrings
No Stone Unstrung

Leslie has really included some cute cards to hold her Halloween earrings too!   I'm sure you'll want to see the others!  What a great lesson in packaging a product--very creative and fun!

These tiny beauties are from Christine Brandel's blog, "A Hot Piece of Glass."  
Fall Head Pins
A Hot Piece of Glass
Christine also has a "A Hot Piece of Glass" Etsy shop.  I'm constantly admiring her jewelry.   This bracelet is perfect for, but not limited to,  the Fall season.

A Hot Piece of Glass
And here's one more!

Spooky Spots
A Hot Piece of Glass

Not Halloween, per se, but in the spirit of Halloween,.. (I almost hate to show this one because I've had my eye on it for a while now!)   It's one of the birds from the Chinese shards I'm so loving at "Bits Of Treasure."  

Each pendant is named.  I bought two a while back ("On a Limb" and "Perched,") and should have grabbed this one too!   But if it sells, I'll be happy for the shop owner and the lucky buyer who beats me to it!   I can just picture this mixed with bright orange glass beads, but you might have another idea!   It would be great on a chain or a black (or colorful)  cord or ribbon too!

Shooting the Breeze
Bits of Treasure

In addition to being one more of that charming collection of birds that got me started on the whole "bird pendant thing," for some reason, this one reminds me of my morning telephone chats with my sister!

There are so many more wonderful Halloween and Fall jewelry items, being produced by you and others, I may do a followup to this!    If you have items you would like me to include, please just drop me a note.   I'll be very happy to highlight!  

A special thanks to those whose jewelry is shown here today!   And a happy season to all!



I can hardly believe it, but we have another new follower!   I'd like to extend our greetings to Tamara!  So happy you have joined our group!  Tamara describes herself as a "Card Maker gone Beader."   (I can relate to that myself!)   She hosts the "Handcrafted Baubles by Tamara" blog.  And while we're talking about jewelry for the season, be sure to check out her "Oak Leaves" earrings!

See you all next time!



Oh, and one more thing...  I'm trying something new in my ongoing effort to improve my photography.   You may notice this on the right side border:

(Every time I think I have the icon linked, turns out I don't!   But the icon should link to this page at Studio Waterstone.  I'll work on fixing that.)  

The goal is to submit one example of macro photography each week.   After numerous tries, I finally got one in tonight, but an error occurred and it went off without my editing!   (The system was so polite, it even took the blame, when I naturally would have assumed it was my fault!)

Anyway, here is the photo I submitted (#47 on the list), prior to the funky editing job:

"Hydrangea Heaven"

All right, so I didn't just take it this week.  I live in Kansas, for heaven's sake!  This was from my summer garden.   Next time I'll try to be more current--give you something yellow, red, or brown! This week was all about learning the ropes!   Hope you enjoy a bit of Summer!


T... said...

Sharyl, thank you for the welcome :) what a nice surprise as I was enjoying your window shopping drooling over that little orange jade necklace and getting excited with an idea because I have that crow pendant which I could never think of what to do and looks great with black agate.

Glad you've joined the Macro group, its fun....I love getting up Sunday and checking everything out. Love your Hydrangeas what a wonderful colour....

Have a wonderful day, thank you again :)

3Pearls said...

So glad you liked my pieces Sharyl. Really appreciate the mention. Thank you!

Leslie Todd said...

Sharyl, thanks for including me in your window shopping list! I'm checking out those stores. I did get a couple of my Dia de los Muertos earrings listed. They were popular at the last show. Good luck with your photography! I look at the macro group once in a while--there's some great shots there.

Unknown said...

Hi Sharyl, so nice to "meet" you! I loved window shopping in your blog post, and enjoyed seeing your beautiful jewelry, not to mention your macro photography! Thanks for including my black kitty earrings in the collection!

Sharyl said...

And my thanks to each of you for participating and dropping by! You are welcome anytime!