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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Boo!


Hallowe'en - one of my favourite times of the year.

'Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Hallowe'en is a time of celebration and superstition.'

Thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, it was a time when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts, believing that at the end of summer the barrier between our world and that of the spirits became much thinner.

With Christianity, it became All Hallow's Eve - the day before All Saints Day on 1st November. Hallowe'en was made popular in the USA by Irish immigrants in the 19th Century and it is there it has really taken off, with trick or treating and pumpkin carving. And those films....I recall watching 'Halloween' when it was first released in 1978 and being scared absolutely witless. But on the other hand, we have had some really fun parties for Hallowe'en over the years and I still decorate the house for the seemingly hundreds of local children that come around.

A couple of weeks ago a customer of mine asked me to reprise some earrings I made this time last year. They were great fun to make and had 'ingredients' from some of our lovely team here on EE.

The spooky copper faces are, of course, from Kristi; the squashy pumpkins from  Jetta ; the
sari silk (mummified?) connectors from Anna Pierson; they have vintaj copper leaves and earwires by Lucy.






 The second pair have great wine and orange colours. They're little devils to photograph as they don't lie flat, and really need to be seen hanging!
  The darker pair are reserved, but the first available in my Etsy shop. Do you like Hallowe'en? And have any family traditions? Do tell us about them.

See you next time - stay safe!

Lindsay x

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23 comments:

  1. Oooooo aren't these just deliciously spooky,those faces are fantabulous and I love Anna's wraps,,well done as always mrs these are rather grown up Halloween bobbles xx

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    1. Thanks Lucy - don't your maroon wires go well with the pumpkins?

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  2. Love the design, Halloween but subtly done! Classy as ever!

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  3. Love them - just the right amount of Halloween-y-ness. Those screamy faces are wonderful!

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  4. Oh my, these are just adorable. Usually I am not a great fan of Halloween jewelry, but I like these a lot!

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  5. Oh well how could these not be Fabulous! Love Halloween, but then it's the birthday of my oldest daughter so always a special time.
    Great job Mrs P

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    1. Lucky lass! Great excuse for a bigger party x

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  6. So so so cute!! Perfectly spooky for Halloween!! Thank you for making such wonderful earrings with my Melting Faces. :)

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  7. I do love these, especially Jetta's pumpkins and those 'scream ' charms 🎃

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  8. These are amazing!! I love what you created with my pumpkin beads- very rustic, scary-tastic ;)

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  9. Hi Janine! These are absolutely SPOOKTACULAR! :) Thank you for sharing! xoxoxo

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  10. They're wonderful! How cool that so many awesome people contributed to the earrings too! Spooktacular earrings for sure. :) xo

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