Wednesday, December 2, 2015

JAC November Challenge - Fall Leaves

The monthly challenge at the Jewelry Artisans Community for November was "Fall Leaves" and our source of inspiration was this chromolithograph titled "Fall Leaves" by Olive Whitney.

I knew that given the wonderful colors of Autumn, we'd have some fabulous entries, but as always, this group of artists never fails to amaze with their creativity and talent.

Our first submission was from Gayle of 2FabFristers who treated us to these lovely fall leaves earrings featuring dangling leaf charms and beads in fall colors.

Next up was Carina of Violetmoon's Corner with this fantastic fall leaves bib necklace.  Carina hand stitched many of the individual leaves into place.

Cat of Cat's Wire gave us these beautiful leaf earrings that are bead loomed from different tones of red, amber and orange.  Cat added crystals, not only because she likes dangles, but also because they added the look of serrated leaves

My entry is a pendant that consists of a pair of wire woven copper leaves onto which a mosaic of beads in fall colors of cranberry fresh water pearls, copper colored fresh water pearls, golden glass beads, multi-colored jasper and green beads have been attached through additional wire weaving.

The fantastic submissions for this month's challenge remind me of why Autumn is my favorite season - who can resist these wonderful, vibrant colors?  Not me, that's for sure!