Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Owls to Whom We Refer: Into the Forest Blog Hop

The lovely Lisa Lodge is hosting a blog hop.  It's theme: Into the Forest.

And so into the forest we go...

I started with this mix of beads from Lisa.

I added two owls...

...some sari silk... 

And a poem by Jack Prelutsky...

There's a wide-eyed owl
With a pointed nose,

He has pointed ears,
And claws for toes.

He sits in a tree
And looks at you,

The flaps his wings, and says,

An unassuming owl
Having little else to do

Remarked within the darkness
A discreet and subtle, “Whoooo!”

A self-important owl,
Puffed and pompous in the gloom,
Responded with an overblown,
And condescending, “Whoooooom!”

And the leaves?

I had to leaf them alone.

Take a trip into the forest with these other jewelry artists:

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Janine Lucas, Esfera Travel Blog
Jasvanti Patel, Jewelry by Jasvanti
Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Janet Bocciardi, Honey from the Bee
Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Elizabeth Engriser, Bead Contagion
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Kay Mallery,TBD
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs


  1. I love the poem by Jack Prelutsky. It goes so well with your cute piece. Well done!

  2. Great post!! I love how you wove the poem in with your jewelry. Well done!

  3. I love your vibrant and fun necklace - the poem is the perfect touch!

  4. How beautiful! I love the gorgeous fall colors as well as the poem you shared.

  5. Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing the poem. I love owls, as you'll see in my post.

  6. Poetry in verse and in beads! Love the owls- so clever. Christie

  7. So funny..loved the poem and how you mixed with the pictures. Awesome!! Thanks.

  8. What wonderful autumn forest colors that you put together in a great necklace. Your addition of the owls is just perfect! I've had a great horned owl sit outside my bedroom window the last few nights, I can hear him hoot to a friend in a tree somewhere close by. I am impressed that you used almost everything in your soup.

  9. Eleanor, I love your sweet design, the irreverant poem and your punny comment at the end :) I personally find it difficult to say "enough" and exclude components. Beautifully done!

  10. I always enjoy your posts. Love the necklace you created, the owls were the perfect addition but I really love that little row of yellow beads in the front.

  11. Beautiful! It does really remind me of a walk in the woods as the leaves are changing colors.

  12. You definitely made me smile: although it should remind me of autumn and changing leaves, I couldn't think of a splendid summer afternoon, in the golden light, deep in the forest, where you can hear the 'Whoo-whooo' of the owls. Wonderful: both your piece and the post!

  13. Thanx for the ♥poem (-: it makes the necklace so 'vivid...' It reminds me of an Indian Summer. Very pretty!

  14. What beautiful pieces you have made from a gorgeous bead mix! I love owls, and the poem is a fun added bonus!

  15. Love this hot color combo. Your design and poem are delightful.

  16. Humor and poetry AND owls -- a winner from top to bottom!

  17. Your blog is fantastic, I really enjoyed it.
    The owls are well incorporated into your design.

  18. I loved reading your blog. And what a lovely design. Love owls as well!!!

  19. Cute poem, and love your owly necklace!

  20. Sweet fun & cool! I always love visiting The Corner Store Goddess! :) The bead mix you received is interesting - I was really surprised. You totally rocked that kit! It's amazing how you created a complete forest in your jewelry art -- one that came to life with the happiness of the beasts! You reflected the sweetness of the forest as a home sweet home with poetry & laughter & the ornery fun of the owls. You brought the forest to life! LOve love love everything. The design -- the stacked discs and agate carved owls open slices of agate -- is smart, and you brought it all together so that the beads are beautiful! Wow, gifted work. Wonderful jewelry art!

  21. Eleanor - I always enjoy your jewelry creations and the poems/stories you pair them with. Your owl necklace is super cool. I love what you did with the disks. Thanks for being in the hop!

  22. I really like your piece. The owls are so cute with this necklace. You did a great job representing all the sunlight and light with the color in the forest.

  23. Eleanor, so pretty!! Yours is the first I came to whose kit wasn't in the green family. The colors are so beautiful! What a great set you've created. Full of Life and Color. Very nice!!

  24. Those yellow disks brought it all together with those ooak owls. Stunning.