Diana Ptaszynski, from Suburban Girl Studio, is hosting a fun, Halloween inspired blog hop. How fun is that?
When Diana posted the sign-ups, it was a no-brainer for me. I knew immediately what I wanted to do.
About a week before, I purchases these cute little ghost charms from Nancy Schindler. I knew exactly what they needed and asked my friend Sharyl to make a few components for me.
Sharyl created two sets of round charms -- one set similar to a harvest moon and one set more "Halloweeny."
I used the "Halloweeny" set with Nancy's ghosts.
The charms turned quite a bit when I used jumprings to attach them to the earwires. To solve this, I made custom earwires so I could attach the charms directly to them.
I love how these look together.
Nancy periodically adds beads and charms to her shop. Watch her blog for updates.
I wanted to make something special to compliment the harvest moon charms Sharyl made and was excited to see this pattern from threadabead.
These little witches beaded up quickly and look perfect with Sharyl's moon charms.
You can find more of Sharyl's components in her artfire store. She creates beautiful components in all shapes and sizes AND she has finished jewelry as well.
In addition to the earrings above, I made two Halloween necklaces for Christine Altmiller's Rolling Blog Hop. Christine sent us vintage spools, asking us to make something with them.
I'm never sure how beadwoven charms or beads fit into the "art bead" category, but I love how the spools turned out and wanted to show them to you.
Diana, thank you for this challenge. I had fun getting into the Halloween spirit.
Please take some time to visit the other participants to see what they created.
Diana Ptaszynski http://www.suburbangirlstudio.com - our host
Staci Smith http://www.stacilouiseoriginals.com/
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
Linda Landig http://www.LindasBeadBlog.com
Laura Medeiros http://Www.zoeowyn.blogspot.com
Veralynne Malone http://www.veradesigns.blogspot.com
Lynn Jobber http://thecreativeklutz.blogspot.co.uk
Karen Totten http://www.starryroadstudio.blogspot.com
Jayne Capps https://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
Jenny Davies-Reazor http://jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Joan Miller http://metalmudandsand.blogspot.com/
Melissa Meman http://melissameman.blogspot.com
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com
Stephanie LaRosa http://Www.stringaholic.blogspot.com
Lola Surwillo http://www.beadlolabead.com
Jennifer Cameron http://glassaddictions.com/blog
Diane Hawkey http://dianehawkey.blogspot.com
Kristi Harrison http://kristibasket-itsanewday.blogspot.com
Nicole Valentine Rimmer http://www.nvalentine.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/
Sandra McGriff http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com
Sarajo Wentling http://www.sjdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com
Marie Covert http://thistledown-and-swaddlings.blogspot.com
Lisa Stukel http://www.carefreejewelrybylisa.blogspot.com
Sherri Stokey http://www.knotjustmacrame.com
Pam Traub http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com
Lori Dorrington http://lorisglassworks.blogspot.com
Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Eleanor Burian-Mohr http://cornerstoregoddessjewelry.blogspot.com
Sally Russick http://thestudiosublime.com
Dawn M. Gallop http://www.flipflopsandpoptarts.com
Christine Damm http://storiestheytell.blogspot.com