Happy Halloween everyone! This has to be one of my favorite Holidays--not because of the skeletons and goblins and spiderwebs, but because of the beautiful time of year it falls on and the excuse to get dressed up in costumes! And of course--candy!
In the spirit of All Hallows Eve, I've brewed up a little Treasury over at Treasury West featuring an assortment of frighteningly talented Etsy Artists:
This Treasury features the work of (from top left of first row):
AmeliaMae, HarlequinFeltWorks, PapercutDieCut, 51Greenwich, TillyBloom, MaryInk, LilyPickford, Zombuki, UntamedMenagerie, Rebecca3030, SoapyLove and MelissasTajda.
To see the work up close, click this Link--but hurry, this Treasury will expire soon!
And you can see that in my studio, I have been obsessed with the graphic contrast of Black and White in my own work. Some new arrivals at the Shop:
I am loving the Victorian, Flapper, SteamPunk feel of black beadwork on black crochet and have been using up an assortment of vintage jet and glass beads that I've been stockpiling for years. The embroidery on the Coco Parure (from the French:to adorn; a matched set of jewelry) is also a departure for me, giving me the freedom to apply the beads in a pattern after the crocheted base has been completed, instead of incorporating them into the crochet work as I go.
(Ofelia really isn't a Vampire Kitty...I just caught her in mid-yawn!)