Sunday, October 26, 2014

Octoberfest Blog Hop 2014

Today is the reveal for the third annual Octoberfest Blog Hop hosted by our fearless leader Rita of Toltec Jewels. 
Our mission, should we choose to accept it - and I did - is to create something that reflects this time of year , AUTUMN, in all it's glorious splendour. Here in eastern Ontario  in Canada  our leaves turn the most beautiful colours, sadly this year most of our leaves have already fallen. But the memory of their hues remains. I have been playing around with reclaimed/recycled copper sheet (think roofing materials). 
As a scrapbooker I have a ton of embossing folders and thin copper sheet gets the most wonderful designs or textures when it is run through my machine with these folders. 
I have been prepping for an art tour next week and so have a few thing to show off. One of my fave techniques is wire work, this time in copper as it's less expensive than silver and really relates to the colours of Autumn.  I hope you enjoy my picture show. 
wire work goddess with agate nuggets
wire work leaf in copper and silver with mixed gemstones

embossed fall scene- copper on leather 
embossed copper with handmade bail 
copper wire coils and sheet, on leather backing 
copper sheet hammered to create ruffles
                       silver clay leaf oxidised to add fall colour ,
               pearls and glass beads with silver links 

 You can see the other artists creations by visiting the Host site 
where you will find a list with all the links 
thanks for visiting 
Happy Fall y"all