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Halloween/Day of the Dead Blog Hop!

Diana Ptaszynski (Suburban Girl Studio) is hosting a blog hop today - Halloween/Day of the Dead!  I have to admit that I had loftier plans than what I ended up making.  I bit off more than I could chew this past weekend and while we did get two of my new windows installed and all of the stuff in the yard cut down and a big plant moved etc. etc.  I did not get to make what I wanted.  But here's what I did make.


This cute little necklace was made from a charm I picked up in a little antique store in Bedford, PA.  It looks like one of those vintage Halloween cards - below the the back of the charm.


I also made these pumpkin earrings, complete with emerald green seed bead stems!  These were made with a pretty yellow color enamel powder on clear glass.  I kind of like how subtle they are!


And since I didn't get to make anything else, I thought I'd show you some eye candy  - my collection of halloweeny/day of the dead beads!

Below is an owl head from Marti Conrad and a sugar skull from Gaea.


Next, pumpkin beads and a bird from Kylie Parry.


Scary face from Rebecca Watkins (ArtyBecca) and a sugar skull charm from Beth Hemilla!


Great skully from Diana P. (our host) and scary face from Lisa Peters Art.  I wanted to make something from Lisa's bead, but just didn't get to in time.


Finally another little charm I picked up and a funny face that I made (actually for Beads of Courage).

I hope you enjoyed my little creations and my eye candy.  Please go check out what everyone else made - I'm sure there are going to be some fantastic creations!



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


Dianne Miller  http://www.artbydianne.blogspot.com

Lisa Liddy  http://www.lisaliddy.wordpress.com

Toltec Jewels  http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.com


Laura Medeiros  http://Www.zoeowyn.blogspot.com

Veralynne Malone  http://www.veradesigns.blogspot.com





Jenny Davies-Reazor  http://jdaviesreazor.com/blog







Stephanie LaRosa  http://Www.stringaholic.blogspot.com





Nicole Valentine Rimmer  http://www.nvalentine.blogspot.com




Sarajo Wentling  http://www.sjdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com










Dawn M. Gallop  http://www.flipflopsandpoptarts.com


Comments

Love those antique store finds! Those little charms are awesome. Thanks for the tour of your Hallowe'en bead collection.
stacilouise said…
Lisa's bead is awesome- reminds me of a scarecrow kinda!!!!
Diana P. said…
Oh you HAVE to make something with that Lisa Peters piece! That thing is awesome!
Diana P. said…
You HAVE to make something with that Lisa Peters piece! It's so cool!
Unknown said…
I just love looking through other people's loot! You have a great collection :)
Unknown said…
I know you have been busy but that charm is adorable and I am so happy to see all the amazing eyecandy!!!
LisaS said…
Very cute necklace and I love all those charms...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Tanya said…
Both of those are awesome. I love the little charm and I always love your beads. The earrings are subtle, but because they are subtle, they can be worn year round. :)

Thanks for they eye candy as well. I might be doing some shopping later.
Cute vintage tag charm Sue and the eye candy was scary delicious. My sister was born in the Bedford hospital way back in 1966. My dad is from that area and we were living in Riddlesburg, PA while he was in Viet Nam.
Therese
Sue adorable!! I understand completely on finding the time...I already feel like I never sleep...haha! I will be ordering some more of the beads like I bought from you at ArtBliss, I made earrings with them on Friday and love them....thanks again for sharing your talents. Have a wonderful day, Dawn
Anonymous said…
I want all of those! I would go broke because I would keep them all for myself and not make anything to sell.
I'm so sorry you didn't have time to work with your fabulous collection of art beads. I do love the little Scarecrow pendant you're showing. My favorite focal is the sugar skull from Gaea; I hope to see it in next year's DOTD Blog Hop.
Lori in Atlanta
Shai Williams said…
I just love the charm! It is so cute.
Karen Totten said…
Nice collection of components there! :)
diane hawkey said…
love the vintage halloween images
I love your creations and your stash! Really like your pumpkins!
Unknown said…
Love your Halloween pieces as well as sharing Halloween beads in your collection! Those were fun to see! Those pumpkin beads of Kylie's are super cute!
I think the owl bead is my favorite.
Ann Schroeder said…
Cute necklace and little pumpkin earrings! And I loved the eye candy. When you love beads, it's always fun to see more. I love that Lisa Peters bead!
Sarajo Wentling said…
Sue, I know what you mean about having grander plans than what you end up with for some of these blog hops! The pumpkin earrings you made are super cute and I'm drooling over some of the beads in your stash...maybe for next year!
Kari Asbury said…
Love your creations and the eye candy! :)
I know what you mean about not enough time! I adore what you made and for the bit of eye candy too!
Anonymous said…
What a great find those Halloween charms were! And I like what you've done too!
Unknown said…
I love how each piece is so different from the next one. I could feel the different moods you were in. Love me some pumpkins.
Jenny said…
I am dazzled by the eye candy! You are going to have some fun!
CraftyHope said…
Both of your creations are so fun! And, I adore your hoard of great Halloween/DotD art beads. Thanks for the eye candy!

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