Yay!! Today is the reveal date for Andrew Thornton's October Reader's Challenge Blog Hop! I feel extremely fortunate to have snagged an October Reader's Challenge Kit- you have to be quick and very lucky. They go in a matter of minutes once Andrew lists them.
This is the first one I have been in and the colors he chose were a beautiful grouping of blues that reminded him of October skies. October has been unusually cold here in the Northeast and some of us have even had snow and ice already before Halloween. So when I started creating with these colors I found myself leaning towards beads and focals that reminded me of icy fall nights-icy trees, ice crystals, snowy branches and new snowfall on a forest floor. It makes me shiver just to think of it.
In addition to using the beads Andrew generously included in this month's kit, I used a "Green Girl" owl, a leaf focal from "the classic bead" on Etsy and a lampworked disc from "Class by Leese". I also added some sterling rings and white chain and finally some "painted threads" to tie it all together.
Andrew also included a gorgeous Green Girl skull which I wore on Halloween on a black leather cord bracelet. Just wonderful! It will find it's way to a more permanent home in some new creation of mine in the very near future. Thank you Andrew for this opportunity to create with your personal selections! I will be back to try and get a future kit again!
Hope you all like it- now go HOPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!