As you have probably noticed already, autumn colors are absolutely my favorites - I love all the different shades from yellow to orange and red!!! And how could I let go a challenge that celebrates these colors??!! No way!!! :-D
I love the color of the leaves in autumn and I love the khaki fruit (persimmon) - it's one of my absolutely favorite food. I love the warm autumn temperatures, a little less the shortening of the days ...
The first idea for my Octoberfest necklace was a big leaf pendant. I had no idea about the whole piece, I just knew I want to create a polymer clay leaf. I was playing a little bit with the clay, but my hands almost immediately had a pretty clear idea what they wanted to do, so I've let them do ...
I usually like simple designs, so I was thinking about a simple beaded rope and I've taken out my seed beads, and put some different sequences on a beading wire to chose the one I like most. However, in my immagination the leaf had to be alive, on a tree playing in the wind, with some little branches around ... so I've used many more copper seed beads to build a net of branches.
And this is the whole picture:
I know you don't see the clasp ... it has to be added and then I'l show you the whole piece. I'm currently visiting my relatives and I've forgotten it home :-$
I've played a little with some different backgrounds to show you how the colors of the pendant change ...
|The leaf pendant on dark wood ...|
|... on the green grass ..|
|... and on my hand. Well, I have to warn you, my hands are quite big so the dimensions are not the standard ones ;-)|
If you have some time or if you'd like to see how the autumn inspires other artists, you're more than welcome to take a virtual trip and hop to the following blogs:
Toltec Jewels (Rita, our hostess) www.JewelSchoolFriends.com
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