What is your favorite time of year? I feel a rush of excitement every Autumn. I just love all the fall colors. I love to see them, wear them and I love to design autumn colored jewelry! Today my camera captured some of the first hints of autumn.
There is a wonderful collection of autumn jewelry at Linda Landig Contemporary Artisan Jewelry, called Fall For These. Today I added a pair of earrings, a bracelet and a necklace to the Fall For These collection.
The neutral colors in this pair of earrings makes them immensely wearable and the gun-metal chain makes them just a little edgy. The gun-metal chain in these earrings was part of a purse, in its previous life. I liked the purse better as a clutch bag, so I got out the wire cutters and chopped off the chain! Now the chain finds new life in some of my jewelry! Just doing my part to recycle!
This new bracelet uses a red focal bead I purchased at the Pacific Northwest Bead Festival. I love how one side is punctuated by a single wooden bead.
This necklace was the last thing I added to my shop today. I had so much fun making this! Asymmetrical design is a big trend in jewelry and it’s harder to pull off than you might think. An asymmetrical necklace has the pleasing quality of pulling your eyes around the whole necklace to discover all the surprises. But, at the same time, it has to have some sense of balance, which can be achieved by including repeating elements. I’ve included repeated elements of jasper and brass which work in harmony with the fantastic fossilized ammonite pendant.
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