Every Leaf Is A Flower

November 9, 2012 , In: General
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the
successive autumns.
George Eliot

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus

 Autumn is my favorite season.  I was born on the first day of autumn.  I look my best in autumn colors and not surprisingly I love to design autumn colored jewelry.
Here are a couple of earrings I’ve designed with leaf head pins from Havana Beads.   Kristi Bowman
was the first to tell me about Havana Beads and at the time, Havana Beads
only sold lampwork glass. She has now added a great line of ceramic
beads, too.
Havana Beads headpins, smoky quartz, carnelian, & antiqued brass.
I was able to feature both Havana Beads and Sue Beads in this pair of earrings.  Sue has now introduced a line of enamel jewelry components, in addition to her lampwork beads.
Leaf headpins by Havana Beads. Green beads with silver highlights by Sue Beads. Small sterling silver beads.
So, now that I’ve shared a few ways that autumn leaves have inspired my designs, I’ll leave you with a little eye candy from the artists I mentioned above.  I hope these selections will help inspire your own autumn designs.

Linda Landig

Linda Landig has been designing jewelry for over 30 years. Color play is the driving force in her work, closely followed by an obsession with texture. Linda soon discovered that art beads could provide much of the color and texture she sought. Linda has an affinity for floral themes, dating back to childhood efforts to raise irises. She has taken courses in metalsmithing and lampwork, but it is ceramics that has captured her heart. Linda has two adult children and lives in Olympia, WA with her husband of 42 years.
  1. Reply

    Beautiful earrings! LOVE all the components you have showcased here!

  2. Reply

    Lovely showcase Linda – nature is so inspiring at this tie of year especially.

  3. Reply

    Autumn is my favorite too, but it's way too short. Beautiful earrings and love the components too.

  4. Reply

    Beautiful Linda, I love those arrings you know I love the HavanaBeads headpins and SueBeads little enamel leaves too! Thank you for sharing some of my copper!

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    Your earrings are gorgeous, as always! Thanks so much for showing my leaves!

    • Reply

      Thank you, Sue! And it was my pleasure to show off you lampies and enamel work!

    • Raida
    • November 11, 2012

    Beautiful earrings! Thanks for mentioning my lampwork and ceramic beads, I really appreciate it!

    • Reply

      Raida, I've bought 3 or 4 different types of glass headpins from you and I love them all!

  6. Reply

    Gorgeous Autumn showcase. You really summed up seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness in beads and jewellery,

  7. Reply

    Your earrings are amazing and so is all that eye candy!!! I am an autumn girl too!

  8. Reply

    Beautiful earrings and beads! What a treat!

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