Aug 20, 2012

October Fest: A Jewelry, Craft, Bead, Home and Hearth Blog & Facebook Challenge & Celebration

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Welcome to October Fest !!
A Jewelry, Craft, Bead, Home & Hearth Creative
Challenge for Blogs, Facebook Pages, and the JSF page :)
Let's celebrate autumn! 


October Autumn magic. Glowing embers fill the sky.

 Color abounds. 


Harvest, bounty, gratitude.

  
Traditions. Treats. Candy Apples.

Carved Pumpkins


My pumpkins ;)

Family and Friends' Pumpkins.


Purr-fect Pumpkins

Home Sweet Home


A Festive Home
 
October Fest!
Participate, post and share
 WIN GIFTS for the upcoming HOLIDAY HOOPLA

*Post to your blog 
and/or

*Upload a pic or post to your Facebook Page
and/or

*Share a pic or post to the Jewel School Friends Fb Page

(If you don't have a blog, that's OK! 
We'll celebrate Fall on Facebook too!)

 Here's How to Join in October Fest:
 
1) Leave a comment below that you're in.

2) Grab the October Fest button 
(see bottom of page) and link back to this post.

 3) Create an Autumn Inspired Treat!
* Make a Fall craft
* create a cool bead  
*design Halloween jewelry
*design Autumnal jewelry
*decorate your home or yard 
 *write a poem, dance or sing


* share a recipe, share baking tricks or treats; 
celebrate and brew up something fantastic!

3) Share your Autumn inspired jewelry, beads, recipes,
treats, poems, pictures, crafts and boo-ti-ful creations
on October 28th (my birthday)

4) Fly by everyone's creations to comment & share the love
 5) Check back on Halloween, October 31, 2012 
to see if you've won in the random drawings!
You could win any of the following:
 
 $10 Fire Mountain Gift Certificate


 or
"The Art of Making Bracelets" Margot Potter DVD

 or
"I Got a Rock" Gemstone Bead Soup from Toltec Jewels
 
or
Beadcomber Hibiscus Flowers by Tina Holden

or
   

A Sears Kenmore Refrigerator...Not!
 Just tricking ... lol, but really ...
 
  
or
Lovely Lucite Mix 
from Pine Ridge Treasures and Lori Anderson

and

 Handcrafted Ceramic, lampwork, & Polymer Beads
 ... T.B.A. soon!


Grab the October Fest button!
 Post on your blog, or upload to your Facebook page.
You can Twitter, pinterest, or re-blog for more chances to win too!
Be sure to link to this blog entry, please.
(each post earns you more entries into the Halloween drawing)
If you create multiple posts, please leave a message with the number of posts in comments, so I can count you in... again! 
(and again! and again! and again ... lol)
Button for October Fest:

Just For FUN:
The following "if the broom fits" buttons are compliments of "Crafts and Sutch" !

 






Big Hugs, TJ

Toltec Jewels is an author by day and jewelry artist by night. Her literary work is housed by the San Fransisco MOMA in a permanent collection of mixed media art and is published internationally in popular magazines, literary quarterlies, and university publications. She has won a number of awards for both her literary and jewelry art. A gemstone collector and jewelry lover, she makes handcrafted jewelry with her entire family. Her store offers small gemstone bead mixes for complimenting art bead jewelry.

She is also the creator of Jewel School Friends, a community of expert and new jewelry artisans taking inspiration from each other, Jewel School, and jewelry art culture. Jewel School Friends features jewelry designers and bead artists, supports entrepreneurship for independent artisans, and hosts community events, challenges, and fundraisers. Join her at Jewel School Friends on Facebook artist features, youtube tutorials, networking, sales & coupons, blog hops, give-a-ways and of course, beautiful jewelry!  

65 comments:

  1. Sure I will do something...Lee Nova

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  2. Count me in! I love celebrating Fall any chance I get!

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  3. I have a great idea :) I would love to be in :) Fall is one of my favs. thanks.

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  4. I am in. I always designs a few pieces of jewelry for our annual Witch's Ball raffle.

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  5. Oh How Fun!!!! Halloween always gets me going. I be here!

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  6. I think I forgot to sign up here. Count me in as well.

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  7. just got my fall colored beads and ribbon together this afternoon!! i'm in ! thanks!

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  8. Posted on my blog: http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com/2012/08/october-fest-courtesy-of-toltec-jewels.html

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  9. Oh, man, how fun! I love October, it's always been the most magical month of the year. I'm SO in for this! And I already have a design trying to form (it helps that one of my BFF's is nick-name "Witchie-Poo!" ~hahahahaa~)
    p.s., I can't post to FB at work, but I surely will once I get home!

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  10. ....aaaaand posted on my blog: http://crazycreativecorner.blogspot.com/

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  11. I'm in. Will post on FB. Sounds like so much fun.

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  12. My comments seem to fly in the wind these days :-D But count me in, of course!

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  13. Please count me in, just in time for Halloween!
    Cheri

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  14. This looks cute and fun - I'll do it too! Thanks!

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  15. Count me in...sounds fun. Will post on my blog and share on FB.
    Sonya

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  16. Sounds great, especially since hallowen is my birthday :-) . Yay fall & halloween!

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  17. This looks like great fun. Count me in!

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  18. Posted on my blog dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com and on FB.
    Sonya

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  19. I posted this contest on my Facebook page today.

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  20. I love your blog, and count me in for the HOP!!

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  21. I've actually posted to both my Crazy Creative Corner FB page and my personal FB page, now :-D

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  22. My favorite season! And what a great way to celebrate. Count me in!

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  23. I posted your October Fest Button on my blog. Great colors!

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  24. i'm in. fall is my absolute favorite time of the year!!!

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  25. yes girlie....please count me in!!! just please remind me along the way so i don't forget and miss the date!!!!!

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  26. I'll join in the fun. Liked you on Facebook and will post about the hop to see if anyone else is interested.

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  27. Count me in :)

    Http://clay-space.com/blog

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  28. I have a blog post that mentions this hop that will be going live on Monday 10/01

    http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/2012/10/blog-hops.html

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  29. If it's not too late, I'd love to be included. Sounds like a lot of fun!

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  30. Oooh I love halloween - is there still time to join in? =)

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  31. Definitely in! I *love* autumn and I have tons of creations ready to share :) Plus - I can make more :)

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  32. Sure, there is still time to join. I'll be posting all the prizes (there are lots!) and double checking everyone's URLs and each person's number of submissions to put in at random.org soon -- sometime next week, in early October :) So, you are welcome to jump in still!

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  33. I'm so in. Halloween is my favorite holiday . ^.^

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  34. Rita...Rita...Rita!!
    How do you come up with the most deliciously creative ideas??? I could seriously get a lot done if I could just use your brain while you are asleep! I'm IN...even though I'm still new to the blog world. So, if anyone sees anything you can help me with on my blogs...please give me a shout! http://fancysphynxdesigns.blogspot.com/
    http://thetybeehousecat.blogspot.com/
    http://www.tumblr.com/blog/fancysphynxdesigns

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  35. this will be the first time...but yeppers i am in!!!!!

    thanks for having me!!! xoxoxoxox

    namesta

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  36. Would like to join the challenge. Have a design in mind already.

    Carolyn
    carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

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  37. I would love to be included! Thank you very much for offering this!

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  38. Thanks for the inspiration, I'm IN! Added the button to my little ol' blog. Looking forward to my first HOP.

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  39. I love all things Fall and could use a new fridge ;) Count me in - I can't wait to see all the fall goodies!!

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  40. I shared on my fb page & put the button on my blog with a link back here:0

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  41. I think this would be loads of fun. I am off to get the button on the blog and facebook.
    www.tanyamcguire.blogspot.com

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  42. Posted on Pintrest and Facebook! :)

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  43. Sorry I took so long to join up, but I'm in :)

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  44. Am I late to join in?
    Please count me in...
    Thx

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  45. Hope it isn't too late, but I want to sign up for this!

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  46. Is it too late to join? Would love to participate. Kay

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  47. Kay, you're in. Can you hit my profile and send me an email? I am gathering emails now so I can message everyone. Thanks!

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  48. I thought that I had already posted to you about joining in the October Fest, but don't see my comment anywhere...hum!...weird, but that 'normal' for this month right! :)
    Sort of 'spooky', huh?
    Have enjoyed putting together a piece with fall colors too!
    Ev Shelby

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  49. hank you for sharing such great information with us. I really appreciate everything that you've done here and am glad to know that you really care about the world that we live in :)BCFBL

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Gracias for your comments and for visiting! I appreciate every word :)
Namaste --
Rita