Thursday, October 6, 2016

Change of Seasons and Favorite Fall Accessories by Crafty Friends
Maybe it’s my amazing family and friends or maybe it’s the change of seasons, but I’ve been feeling the love lately and let’s just say it shows in favorite accessory that I made this week and items found among some of my favorite crafters.   There’s nothing better than stumbling across something that immediately puts a smile on your face.  Just keep scrolling to see what has me smiling this week…

Favorite Earrings that I made:

Fern Earrings by BayMoonDesign

These fern earrings are made from natural brass sheets that have been embossed with a fern pattern. love the look of the greens in these green leaf earrings. The green earrings are hand painted with patinas to created this fern jewelry. The metal has a protective coating to keep the color vivid for years to come! I have hung them on brass ear wires and added green beads at the top. Natural brass ear wires add to the earthy look. This leaf jewelry is nature inspired and are perfect casual green earrings. These green leaf earrings are a perfect gift for the outdoors lover.

Favorite DIY Kit:
Beaded Gourd Kit

This sparkling beaded craft project called Peaks and Valleys, was developed by Lynn aka Midnightcoler and taught at the NC Basketmakers Convention in March of 2016.   You'll learn to bead coil a zig zag rim to crown this vibrant gourd bowl, then add sparkling accents to complete it. It starts with an organically grown prepared gourd from Lynn's garden.   Kit includes a prepared organically grown gourd (approx 3 1/2 - 4 1/2" or so, sizes vary a bit,) coordinating bead mix, thread, beading needle, bead stops, gems, complete instructions. An enjoyable, relaxing project. 

Beaded Gourd Kit by Midnight Coiler

Project takes approximately from 5 to 7 hours, with most completing it in around 6 hours. This project is easy, and is for all levels, from beginner to experienced beaders. It's suitable for adults or for some older children who can handle a beading needle and scissors. 

Favorite handmade fall wreath:

Fall wreath by laurelsbylaurie
I love this artificial eucalyptus wreath in lovely orange and yellow.  The artificial eucalyptus used is soft, light & airy, and not heavy at all. The wreath is made on a 24" x 24" grapevine twig base so the finished piece measures about 24" x 24". Wired on the center front of the wreath is a "fall" word sign. There is a wire attached on the back of the wreath for hanging. 

Favorite fall handmade headband:
Hand knitted fall headband by fizzaccessory
This  orange and green headband by fizzaccessory is knitted in the two colors and embellished with cross stitch. It is a unique design and a perfect accessory for cold weather. It keeps your head and ears warm. It is hand knitted with soft high quality wool acrylic mix yarn. 

                                               hand crafted pumpkin pin by PaintFabricWhimsey

Hand crafted Pumpkin Pin:

Isn't this perfect for fall holidays! This unique, hand crafted pumpkin pin by PaintFabricWhimsey features quilt quality cotton fabric with hand beaded leaf and coordinating orange glass beads sewn around the edge.  A touch of paint here and there has been added for emphasis. This pin features two adorable little pumpkins side by side. This pin is mounted on a small 1" metal bar pin. It measures approximately 1 1/2" x 2 1/2", which includes the stem.

Are you feeling the love yet?

I can’t wait to hear which of these is your favorite!


  1. These are lovely Fall treasures! Perfect mix. :)

  2. Kathy, Your post is beautiful and I love your blog, Thanks for including me. I truly feel honored to be in this collection from our etteam!! You are a sweetheart who makes gorgeous jewelry (I love the green earrings you posted here from your Bay Moon Design Etsy shop). Bye for now❤️❤️❤️

  3. All great things. Love your fern earrings. The gourd project kit is cool. Reminds me of family. My family all did a couple of gourd decorating craft projects together. Every time I see them, I remember our fun times!

  4. Such a fabulous fall collection! Thanks so much for including me Kathy!