Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hair'em Scare'em

Velcome, beady peeps!
Loralee, here - Von't you come in...

I enjoy taking different spins on Halloween designs.  For me, it's not just about witches and goblins, but, how the season makes you feel deep inside. Shorter days bring a sense of urgency and a bit of drama with the darkness.

I had started out with these silky, glossy, long, black tassels.  At first, when I purchased them, I wasn't even sure what they were going to be used for. However, I knew I loved them and that's always a good place to start.

I was picturing a night out, something special to wear with that black dress. Something a bit out of the ordinary....perhaps even a little 'witchy'.

I attached the tassels to some tribal inspired connectors by Jana of Happy Fish Things.  I wanted to keep the focus near the top and not interfere with the long strands so I added some short, beautiful, vintage, faceted crystals on each side for some sparkle.

This time last year, a sweet friend, Lena Moore, sent me a pair of extremely fuzzy fiber wrapped beads by Sagahus,  I didn't get a chance to use them, so I tucked them away until now.  It was a good thing, too, because, recently I discovered a wonderful bead artist in France with the shop name, Verreet Cuivre. I'm not sure she intended them to look like candy corn (is candy corn even a thing in France???) .....but, they sure do, in a more sophisticated way!

I love the rustic texture surrounded by the hairy softness of the fibers.   Ha, I don't think I've have ever written that description for earrings before...."the hairy softness"

Last but not least, another photo of hairy softness, his name is Vincent, and he's turning 6 months old!


Wishing you all, the best of this wonderful season!

L ~


  1. Loralee, what lovely earrings you created, especially the second pair. A bit gothic, a bit witchy, eccentric as well as elegant. And what a handsome guy, your Vincent.

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  3. I love the black tassel earrings with the evil eye beads. They are gorgeous

    1. Aww thank you so much! They are my favorite, too! :D

  4. I love your take on the Halloween theme, I agree it's more of a feeling than the familiar icons of Halloween. (I admit I'm less of a fan of the Halloween celebration as it has thoroughly stolen my birthday weekend most of my life) so earrings like these are a better expression of the spirit of the season for me. You, as usual have put together some amazing designs.

  5. Eeek love these, especially the second pair ๐Ÿ˜

  6. Wonderful designs, Loralee! I think you've captured my idea of the season too. For me it's a time when the veil between the worlds thins out...things are darker, quieter. One can sense things more. Your earrings carry that spirit perfectly--and they're beautiful, to boot. Your sense of design and style, and overall verve are spot-on. <3