3rd Annual Octoberfest Blog Hop 2014

Autumn is my favorite time of the year and Toltec Jewels always has amazing blog hops to inspire us all. When I signed-up to join I didn’t know we were moving to a different state. Eek! I am in the middle of unpacking so my office looks like this:

Unpacking OfficeThat’s my excuse for taking over the dining room table and I’m sticking to it.

Taking OverBesides trying to make earrings, I am painting and recovering some displays to use in the gift boutique that will be selling my jewelry. That’s my good news for this month! It’s so funny the way things go. This is our first month in a new city so we don’t know anyone. I’m sure some of you know how hard it is to break in to a new art scene: they can be cliquish and it can take a while to network. It doesn’t help that I have now lived in four states in the past six years.  Yesterday, I was chatting with a local artist and she liked my jewelry so I will work in her shop and sell there, starting tomorrow. I am really not unpacked enough to do that…

I still wanted to participate in the blog hop, so here are some earrings I put together using my polymer clay beads and some beads I received as a gift. They”ll go great with my costume.

Halloween EarringsI also made a silver pair with lava and crystals.

Halloween Earrings 2I have a few decorations up to get us in the spirit:

Halloween BuffetOf course, I have hung some of my favorite pieces of art to get them off the floor and out of the way while we unpack:

DoD WallIf you saw my post for this same blog hop two years ago, you know I love Day of the Dead/ Mexican Folk Art. I get to look at these year round. I know it might seem strange that Durga is there, but she can hang where she wants! (She is Durga, after all.)

Thank you for stopping by. Wish me luck and I hope you all have a safe holiday season. Please come back November 14th for my Beads of Courage Art Charm Reveal and information about the auction!!!!  Please visit the other participants also:

Participating Artists

Toltec Jewels                            Jewel School Friends (hostess)

Dini Bruinsma                           http://www.angazabychanges.blogspot.nl/

Marybeth Rich                          http:/forestofjewels.blogspot.com/

Mary Govaars                           http://www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com/

Mischelle Andrade-Fanucchi     http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com

Karin Grosset Grange               http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.blogspot.fr

Andrea Zenith Glick                  http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/

Nan Smith                                http://wirednan.blogspot.com

Linda Anderson                        http://CherryOnTopDesign.Co

Becky Pancake                        http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com

Melissa Trudinger                     http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com/

Lennis Carrier                          https://windbent.wordpress.com/

Sue Kennedy                           http://suebeads.blogspot.com/

Kim Dworak                            http://www.cianciblue.blogspot.com/

Jo-Ann Woolverton                  http://itsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.ca

Jennifer Reno                           http://jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/

Veralynne Malone                    http://veradesigns.blogspot.com

Lori Schneider                          http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com/

Shaiha Williams                        http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/

Alisa Siceloff                            http://armoredmermaid.blogspot.com

Pam Traub                               http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com/

Cryss Thain                              http://beaddragons.blogspot.com/

Maria Lourdes Rios                 http://mlourdes24.blogspot.com

Kathy Lindemer                       http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/

Carolyn Lawson                      http://Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

Blanca Medina                        http://www.peru-medesigns.com/

Debbie Rasmussen                  www.Kepirasmussen.blogspot.ca

Heather Richter                       http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/

Kathleen Breeding                   http://99bobotw.blogspot.com/

Carol Dillman                          http://dillmansdallies.blogspot.com/

Chris Eisenberg                       www.wanderware.blogspot.com

Rebecca Sirevaag                    www.godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com

Sam Waghorn                          http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk

Sherri Stokey                           www.KnotJustMacrame.com

Gina Hockett                           www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com

Michelle McCarthy                  http://fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com

Michelle Buettner                     http://www.MiShelDesigns.blogspot.com

Dana Hickey                            http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com

Claire Fabian                            http://saraccino.blogspot.com

Cynthia Abner                          http://createdtreasures.blogspot.com

Renetha Stanziano                    http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com

Jami Shipp                               http://CelebratingLifewithDaMamaShipp.blogspot.com

Charlie                                     http://505indiechic.blogspot.com

Gloria Allen                             http://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com/

Lisa Johnson                             http://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com

Marde Lowe                            http://fancimardesigns.blogspot.com

Jill Bradley                                http://chat2jill.blogspot.com

Toni Gifford                              https://plus.google.com/+ToniG28

Shawnda D’Arcy                      https://www.facebook.com/JewelryByShawnda

RaMona Woolson                    http://jerseygirlsbeadwork.blogspot.com

Esterina Jagiella                        http://ekleijar.blogspot.com

Sandra McGriff                        http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com

Mary McGraw                         http://mkaymac.blogspot.com

Alenka Obid                            http://pepita-handmade.blogspot.com

Marianne Baxter                      http://simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com

Ann Schroeder                        www.beadlove.wordpress.com

Inge von Roos                          http://ingetraud.wordpress.com

Robin Reed                              http://willowdragon.blogspot.com

Suzanne Berk                           https://www.facebook.com/IRescueJewelryDesign

Mowse Doyle                          http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com

Diana Miglionico Shiraishi         http://jasmineteadesigns.blogspot.com

RanaLea                                  http://ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com

Andrea Rivers                          http://turtlesoupcreative.blogspot.com

Janine Lucas                            http://esfera.me/travel/blog/travel-stories

Tanya McGuire                        http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com

Anindita Basu                          http://alankarshilpa.blogspot.com

Mitzie Crider                           http://needfulluxuries.blogspot.com

Deb Fortin                               http://studiok24.blogspot.ca

Cynthia Kent Machata             http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com

Cheri Reed                              http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com

Laurel Hanson                         http://stonewingdesigns.com/blogs/stonewingdesignsblog

Ingrid Anderson                      http://lilisgems.wordpress.com/

Karla Morgan                          http://Texaspepperjams.blogspot.com

Lori Anderson                         www.PrettyThings.com

Louise Mccormick-Glazier       http://lilyandjasmine.blogspot.com/

Jasvanti Patel                          http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com

Susan Kelly                            http://midlifegreaterexpectations.blogspot.com/

Lee Koopman                        http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com/

Carol Briody                          http://cbriody.blogspot.com/

Kathy Lindemer                    http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/

Renetha Stanziano                http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/

Divya N                               http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com/


About windbent

I try to reclaim, reuse and re-love items from our past and make them modern again. I see my jewelry as a fusion of old and new, cross cultural, and spanning time periods. Because I use vintage items within my jewelry, there may be age related signs of love that make them special. Each piece will be unique or made in small batches that are similar, but still different. If I find an item I love and it doesn't want to become jewelry, I give it a new home in another art format.
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23 Responses to 3rd Annual Octoberfest Blog Hop 2014

  1. toltecjewels says:

    LOVE your Halloween jewelry! It puts me in the mood for Halloween fun & lifts my spirits 🙂 Both the green & purple ghosts & lava & silver are just spooktacular, Nissy! And your new home is beautiful! You have so much done already, wow, I am inspired as I am over my head in unpacked boxes here. lol… Today is the day — I’m getting our big outdoor black cat & spooky Halloween trees up! xxoo Thank you for celebrating autumn & sharing with us. Fly well!

  2. That is very exiting, living in a new neighborhood! I hope you will meet lovely people soon. Very cute earring!

  3. Dana says:

    Four states in six years, wow you must be getting pro at moving. I do not envy you. Congrats on the new sales venue/studio space though, that’s wonderful news! Cute boo earrings!!

  4. Kim says:

    Love your Durga – she would hang up all year in my house as well. I love your earrings and congratulations on finding a venue so fast!

  5. Hi Lennis your earrings are cute.

  6. Wishing you lots of luck in your new Home. And what a good start could you already make in your new life, with selling your work!!! The cat seems to be a little confused 🙂 I love the expression in it’s face. Love the earrings too…

  7. I have to say that your new home is already more organized then the house I have been in for three years. I still don’t have the pics up on the walls.

    I do love your earrings. They are so fun and perfect for this time of the year.

  8. Sandra says:

    I love both pairs of those! I’d be hard pressed to chose which pair to wear! Congrats on the new jewelry space 🙂 fingers crossed for a long, happy, and profitable stay there!

  9. Susan Kelly says:

    Wonderful earrings! And wow! Good for you on still completing this in the midst of a move! Huge kudos!!

  10. Veralynne says:

    Great earrings….and I love your Durga hanging….who cares what you hang if it brings YOU joy. Congrats on getting moved and the new job. Keep us posted!

  11. Both pairs of earrings are very cute! I see you have a cat for an assistant just like I do.

  12. Andrea says:

    Love it all…Your earrings are perfect for the season. I especially love Durga. I too have an affinity for Mexican folk art. When I moved across the country a few years back I entrusted a dear friend with 2 of my most delicate Catrina statues until I could guarantee a safer transport. I hope to someday get them back and showcase them properly. Thank you so much for sharing.

  13. Your Durga is awesome and your DOD décor. I admire your effort. If I were moving, I doubt I could have put together even a pair of earrings. It’s such a chore!

  14. Karin says:

    What fun earrings, I love your Durga and all things Day of the Dead related!

  15. I say put a vase of flowers on those boxes and call them decor 🙂

  16. ZenithJade says:

    There we go. For some reason when I went to comment, it took me to your C5 reveal! LOL. I’ll have to check that out too.

    Love your DoD decor. I have a cat DoD plushie now, (go figure, a cat!). I will probably keep along those lines for collecting DoD goodies- we’ll see if I can find anything else cat-themed.

    None of my beads are unpacked yet, (*WOE*), so I feel your pain. I’ve been buying new beads to play with while mine are packed. LMAO. You’d think I like to make stuff or something. 😉

    Love your ghostie earrings!

  17. Love the earrings, and I too use the dining room table, it just seems to work. Good luck unpacking!

  18. Sam Waghorn says:

    I love your earrings and your decor. It would seem This time of year is also ripe for people moving and i can fully understand the box chaos.
    But that unpacking /making feels great.

  19. I love your earrings! I hope your new adventure with your wonderful jewelry will be amazing and fun! Have a Blessed Day!

  20. I love your ghost earrings, they are so adorable!!

  21. Esterina says:

    Oh oh oh… love those ghost earring soooooo much!! And your Durga too 🙂

  22. beadlove says:

    I love your Day of the Dead display! Your ghost earrings are charming. I wish you a wonderful experience selling in the shop in your new town.

  23. Love your earrings and best of luck with your new home and all the new adventures that come with it!

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