Dec 12, 2014

Falling into October Blog Hop

This post has ran before but the blog hop was rescheduled due to some emergencies in the hostess's life.  All of the links should be active so be sure to check out what everyone else has made.

Even though I am pagan and know that fall actually starts in September, it never seems to sink in until October comes around.  While there is something that keeps drawing me back to Washington state, one thing I miss living here is the changing of the seasons.  

I love watching the leaves turn and all the colors associated with them.  It signals to me that it is time to put away the summer and dig out my sweaters and boots.  Yep, that's the best part of the season and one that I can still indulge in even though pine trees tend to stay green year around.

Another thing that I tend to indulge in during the fall is the wearing of longer necklaces and would you believe, I didn't have one in fall colors.  So when I recieved my beautiful 'sparkling rock' from Rita of Jewel School Friends, I decided that this necklace was to be for me.  And I tend to prefer the simpler ones with just a dash of sparkle which highlights this lampwork jewel from Glass Bead Art.

I am really happy with how this necklace turned out.  That one bead demands attention and almost glows.  Thank you so much Rita for sending me this little jewel and I will think of you and this hop every time I wear it.

Now this is a hop and I am sure that you would like to check out what everyone else made.  I have my cup of tea ready and looking forward to it.

Featured Artist: Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Maryse's blog: Glass Bead Art
Maryse's shop: Glass Bead Art Lampwork

Toltec Jewels  (hostess)            Jewel School Friends
Sherri Stokey                          Knot Just Macrame
Lindsay Starr                           Phantasm Creations
Kelly Rogers                           Beadin' Black & Blue
Jennifer Reno                          Musings of a Crafty Jenny
Melissa Trudinger                    Beadrecipes
Marybeth Rich                        A Few Words from Within the Pines
Andrea Frank                         Andrea Creates Jewelry & More
Sondra Jackson                      Sondra Jackson
Robin Reed                             Artistry HCBD
Kathleen Breeding                   99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Heather Richter                       Desert Jewelry Designs
Gina Hockett                           Freestyle Elements
Mindy Shell                             Kitty's Cache Beading Blog
Debbie Rasmussen                  A little of this, a little of that
Tammy Adams                        Paisley Lizard
Carolyn Lawson                      Carolyn's Creations
Nan Smith                               Nanmade Handmade Jewelry
Evelyn Shelby                          Raindrop Creations Jewelry by Evelyn
Jasvanti Patel                           Jewelry by Jasvanti
Linda Anderson                       From the Bead Board
Dini Bruinsma                          Angaza by Changes
Margareta Saari                       Mags~koruja
Lori Schneider                         Bead Addict
Robin Showstack                    The Crazy Bead Hoarder
Karin Grosset Grange             Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Chris Eisenberg                       Wanderware
Heather d-Entremont              Frugal MacDougall
Linda Younkman                     Lindy's Designs
Janine Lucas                            Esfera Jewelry
Sheila Prosterman                    Cheap Charms
Veralynne Malone                    Designed by Vera
Kelly Hosford Patterson           The Traveling Side Show
Divya N                                    Jewels of Sayuri
Deb Fortin                                Studio 24
Klaudete Koon                         Only Road
Carol Briody                            A Bead's Life


  1. Beautiful idea. The design showcases the bead and the necklace is fabulous.

  2. Great job Shai. I like your simple design.

  3. What a beautiful necklace, I love the leaf and the sparkling rock showcases it so well. Stunning!

  4. Perfect simple fall necklace, I love long necklaces!

  5. This necklace is so lovely! You really made that bead by Maryse shine! And with the leaf, it totally looks like fall. Wonderful job.

  6. So very Pretty, that bead really pops! Have a Blessed Day!

  7. Love the very elegant and ♥beautiful simplicity of your design Shaiha.

  8. Beautiful! you really brought out the glow of the bead setting it against the brass chain and leaf...I bet you really enjoy wearing this one :)


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