Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween/Day of the Dead Jewelry Blog Hop by Suburban Girl Studio (A dedication to Crab Apple)

Here's a link to Toltec Jewel's Halloweeny Blog Hop:

So for this Halloween/Day of the Dead Blog Hop, we were supposed to make something using artist beads- for the uninformed, they are beads that are handmade, not mass-produced. :) They can include polymer clay, (my medium of choice), lampwork, clay, porcelain, wood, etc etc etc. I actually made a pair of polymer clay kitty cat earrings in honor of my cat, but didn't manage to get a snapshot of them on Sunday. I will add to this post later today, so keep your eyes peeled! They are awfully cute. *love* In the meantime, however, I have made some other beautiful stuff using artist beads... and here they are:

Pumpkin Earrings (the pumpkins were made by me using polymer clay!) on Sterling Silver Earring Hooks:
And a real pumpkin, carved by my finace, Eric:
And a cool bracelet in Halloween colors with a SKULL accent from The Beehive and a lampworked bead by Marica of Shazazz Glass:
Used in this bracelet are faux black matte sea glass beads bought from Bedazzled (our local bead store), purple glass from The Beehive (a bead shop/group on facebook), black faceted crystals, and lampwork glass by Shazazz glass. The little skulls are also from The Beehive. :)
This post brought to you by my Halloweeny Cat, Crab Apple, who died on Friday, October 18th, 2013...
 This is Crabbi... isn't she beautiful? I thought she'd make a great Halloween mascot for this post.

Remember, I'm going to show off a pair of lovely kitty cat earrings a little later today, (when the sun pops out so I can get a good photo!), so keep your eyes peeled!

Without further ado, here are the pictures of the black kitty cat Halloweeny earrings:
Black polymer clay, a little pink nose, Swarovski crystals for the eyes in Topaz I think, and yellow fluorite- all on silver plate. :)

Here's another photo:

And without further ado, here's the participant list:

Kathleen Breeding

Dianne Miller

Lisa Liddy

Toltec Jewels

Laura Medeiros

Veralynne Malone

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Andrea Glick  (You are here!)

Stephanie LaRosa

Nicole Valentine Rimmer

Sarajo Wentling

Dawn M. Gallop


  1. What a great kitty and so sweet that you did a pair of homage earrings--cute punkins and your fiance has a really scary imagination! Happy Hallowe'en!

  2. Cute! I love the little skulls. Nice work...Cheers!
    Lori in Atlanta

  3. Awww - so sorry about your kitty. I can't wait to see the earrings.

  4. so sorry about your cat. she is beautiful! great job on the pumpkins- its hard to work that small in p0lymer!

  5. Love your designs, Andrea... and Eric is a talented pumpkin carver!

  6. What cute little pumpkins! I look forward to seeing the cat piece soon! Thanks for participating!

  7. I love your pumpkin beads. The earrings are awesome. I love your carving as well. It made me laugh.

  8. Oh Crabbie so sorry about your kitty! Eric made an awesome pumpkin carving!! Your earrings are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Halloween.

  9. Loved this post - what fun pictures and jewelry!

  10. So sorry about your is hard loosing a pet! But I truly love the cat earrings...and kudos to your fiance and his pumpkin carving! Excellent work. And those little pumpkin totally cute! Great job and thanks for posting.

  11. I am so sorry for the loss of your Crab apple. Hugs to you.

  12. Adorable Crabbi kitty, and the crabbi kitty earrings. I'm sorry your furbaby isn't with you to snuggle this halloween :(

  13. What great designs! I really like the earrings you made in honor of your kitty. I am sure that she will be with you helping to pass out the candy.

  14. So sad about your kitty but your jewelry is adorable. I think kitty would be pleased with earrings in her honor.

  15. I love all your designs, but I absolutely adore the cat earrings. What a sweet way to remember your kitty. I also have a black cat. I think they (black cats) have the best personalities.

  16. Andrea I am so sorry for your loss of Crabapple, this is such a fitting tribute to a beautiful black cat. I have had many cats in my life but no black ones...yet (I have plans to one day get one). I love your little pumpkins and kitty earrings are darling!!

  17. awww, love the kitty components, so nice to make as a remembrance.

  18. Day of the Dead is all about remembrance. I have 3 pet collars on my Day of the Dead table... wear the earrings and think of her. They are cute, she would approve.

  19. I love me some kitties. Glad to see the family got in on this hop. Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. So sorry about your kitty! She was beautiful and a perfect mascot for this hop. I love the pieces you did with the little skulls and purple!

  21. Those kitty earrings are so cute! I'm sorry to hear about your cat.

  22. Crab Apple is so adorable, and I'm so sorry for your loss. Two friends lost kitties in the past couple weeks & we almost lost our 2 year old kitty cat dog (Chihuahua).... My love to you for strength and may you have lots of cool signs from Crabbi -- what a magic cat & what beautiful magical jewelry & spooky art beads you've made. xxoo

  23. I thought your pumpkins and your bracelet were great, but thenI saw your kitties! they are just the cutest things! Love your work


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