Sep 6, 2014

Blu Mudd Acorns & Leaves Contest

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I love Blu Mudd ceramics, and I've entered the Blu Mudd Design Contest.
We each were given an "acorns & leaves" set, and could create one piece with all the beads,
 or several. Here are the amber & burgundy beads I received:

I decided to create a jewelry ensemble! Here is my entry --- if you like it, 
vote by clicking "LIKE" : Toltec Jewels Acorns & Leaves Entry.

I made stackable bracelets -- first, a chainmaille & beaded acorn design, 
 and second a beadwork berry vine with Russian leaves. I also created earrings. 

 The chainmaille bracelet  is made of Celtic rings and anodized aluminum rings in sage & bronze, with Blu Mudd ceramic oak leaf, fairy ribbon, Czech beaded "acorns" made by me, and a handcrafted clasp.

The beaded bracelet is RAW made of picture jasper, red onyx, and red agate, with Russian leaves
 made by me, the Blu Mudd acorn connector, and Sweet Birch polymer beads with Vintaj acorn caps.

The earrings include Blu Mudd ceramic tubes, Nic Nac lampwork, Leather Feathers by Tree Wings Studio,  Czech rondelles, mystic topaz gems, Vintaj chain, copper spacers, & Swarovski bicones in volcano.

If you like my ensemble, vote by clicking "LIKE" : Toltec Jewels Acorns & Leaves Entry. 
Gracias! Happy Autumn! 

To join the design team and participate in the next challenge, "Victorian Black & White" purchase
 challenge #6 bead set now at Blu Mudd. Orders/Sign ups are open until October 1st. Kits will be mailed out by Oct. 14th. Entries will be due by November 30th, 10 PM Eastern Standard.


  1. Oh! Beautiful! I love the stunning acorn bracelet!..the gorgeous fiber in the vibrant shades is perfect for your weaving and for Autumn! Now, I know those TreeWingsStudios leaves...and they are gorgeous used this way! Lastly, it's amazing how you created those softly-folded leaves and used so many unique components in the Raw bracket! Beautiful!

  2. I often save your blog hop posts until last to I can wallow in your jewelry. I am loving the stackable bracelets, and especially the one with the oak leaf.

  3. Gosh, Rita, those bracelets are terrific! I meant to come here and tell you after I voted. But, I got sidetracked. love the way you made those acorns so uniquely yours! They are so gorgeous! You have a unique talent Rita and I always love to see what you have made. You also get involved in some really cool hops and challenges. You are my idol! I'm thinking about joining the next Blu Mudd challenge. She always has interesting components and black and white plus Victorian is speaking "steampunk" to me. LOL You are an inspiration!


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