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Friday, November 4, 2011

ANDREW THORNTON'S OCTOBER READER'S CHALLENGE REVEAL!!






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!

12 comments:

  1. Great job Rosemarie! Love your creation!

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  2. A beautiful necklace! I love blue and silver together, and that owl bead is just the sweetest!

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  3. Lovely piece! Interesting how you captured the larger beads, and I especially love the white chain.

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  4. Love your necklace!! Great use of the chain and ribbon:>D

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  5. Very nice necklace! I love the owl!!!

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  6. Nice use of ribbon and chain! I like how you mentioned that you wore the skull on a plain cord. I do that, too, with new beads. Sometimes you just can't wait to wear them!

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  7. These are awesome; I love the ribbon in your leaf necklace. And of course the owl ;) Very nice.

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  8. Rosemarie, I love your necklace and the story behind your design. The weather is finally getting cooler here in the Southeast no snow and ice thank goodness.
    Have a great weekend,
    Therese

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  9. Beautiful necklace! I really like the use of ribbon.

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  10. Woo hoo! This is a good one! It does indeed impart an icy autumn night. The colors and textures send chills through me. Nicely done!

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