Saturday, October 2, 2010

October EBW Challenge Entry

Here's my October Entry for the Etsy BeadWeaver's "Autumn Falling of the Leaves" Challenge.  I've called it "Falling Leaves Dreamcatcher".

One of my favorite autumn memories is of camping in the Adirondacks (Old Forge) one perfect fall weekend. A small hidden lake is surrounded by a forest with the color-blanketed mountains as a backdrop. I took a walk through the woods on a crisp, cool day as the sun shimmered through leaves of every color from yellow to red to green to russett. Fallen leaves crunched underfoot and the spicy scent permeated the air.

This necklace captures that feeling for me, so I've named it "Falling Leaves Dreamcatcher". The centerpiece is a beautiful pumpkin colored sponge coral donut. I've surrounded the donut with a peyote stitched bezel using iris bronze, rust, and tiny cream pearl seed beads (2" diam). The lush fringe uses matte transparent amber bugle beads and 32 czech glass leaves and 2 czech glass butterflies in a burnt pumpkin color. The necklace is a spiral rope and is finished with a lovely grape leaf gold metal loop and toggle closure. The necklace is about 20" long and the pendant with fringe is about 4" long.

Please visit the EBW blog between October 9th and 15th to see all the wonderful entries, then choose your favorite challenge piece and vote for it.

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