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Danse Macabre blog Hop

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Holy smokes where has the year gone? It's halfway through October already.  That means it's time for the DANSE MACABRE blog hop.  It's hosted by Lee Koopman of  Strega Jewellry
She has put together a group of artists that are making something to do with  The Dance of Death (danse macabre) I chose to interpret this in a friendly way not a dark and dangerous way  as I am a chicken shit when it comes to scary things. 
I made some earrings for a monthly challenge and while designing them I decided to carry it a step further and make a co-ordinating necklace. 
But how to take a dark garnet swirl and make it macabre?  I added a leather bat to it. 
 I just love my leather scraps stash .  After sketching a bat I then had to transfer it onto the black leather.   I cut out the pattern placed it on the reverse side and traced around it with a silver marker. (It was the only thing that would show on the suede-like finish.) Then I cut it out and punched holes in each wing end to attach it.…

Earrings Everyday October Challenge

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I got time to play along this month . I somehow seem to miss the deadline for participation , so hopefully I can play along this month. Here is the inspiration photo that I used for my starting point. 



Aren't these outfits stunning? love the colours!  I have always been a fan of the plums, purples and garnets. 
I was working on designs for another blog hop and was playing around with some items I had removed from a sew-on beaded trim used for halloween costumes and it reminded me of these outfits.    So I decided to complete them and play along with this months challenge.  I kept them very simple as the outfits shown are quite busy, with the textures and patterns used. These earrings would be best with the first row of outfits as the colours are more plummy than purply. I just could not get my camera to pick up the real colour of these and the hint of sparkle in the large motifs. These are quite lightweight as well as the large swirls are from sew-on trim that needs to be washable…