Autumn Jewelry Ideas & Inspiration

by Rena Klingenberg.

Autumn Jewelry Ideas and Inspiration - by Rena Klingenberg

There’s something magical about Autumn.

Many people (including me!) say it’s their favorite season.

Here’s a collection of creative, inspiring Autumn-themed jewelry ideas – from some of the lovely jewelry artists here in the Jewelry Making Journal community:


Autumn Jewelry Tutorials:

Rustic Leaf Pendants Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg
Autumn leaf pendants tutorial, easy to make from brass or copper sheet metal – and fun to color with a potato chip patina:

Potato Chip Patina on Brass - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Postage Stamp Jewelry Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg
Mixed-media jewelry tutorial with leaf ephemera – this example uses a maple leaf Canadian postage stamp:

postage stamp jewelry tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Colorful Autumn Leaf Earrings – Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg
Make your own colorful leaves from felt, using my free leaf template download, and turn them into these fun earrings:

Colorful Autumn Leaf Earrings - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg


Wire Autumn Jewelry

Autumn Oak Leaves Necklace by Zoraida
Zoraida’s wire oak leaves make a wonderful seasonal necklace:

Autumn Oak Leaves Necklace - Zoraida

Unakite Pendant by Christa Leduc
Unakite’s Autumn colors are perfectly framed with warm 14k gf wire in Christa Leduc’s pendant:

Red Green and Gold Unakite Pendant - Christa Leduc

Fall Necklace by Shirin
Copper wire and beads make colorful stylized leaves for Shirin’s necklace:

Fall Necklace - Shirin

Autumn Jasper Pendant by Sally G.
Sally designed this autumn jasper wire necklace for her sister’s October birthday:

Autumn Jasper Pendant - Sally

Autumn & Acorns Necklace by Zoraida
Zoraida turned beads into charming acorns as the focal point of this wire necklace:

Autumn Acorns Necklace - Zoraida


Metalwork Autumn Jewelry

Hot Copper Leaves Necklace by Nancy Vaughan
Nancy’s copper leaves and large beads make a rustic Autumn statement necklace:

Hot Copper Leaves Necklace - Nancy Vaughan

First Foldings Earrings by Christine O’Connell
Christine O’Connell’s first fold-forming project was this lifelike pair of leaf earrings:

Foldform Metal Leaf Earrings - Christine O'Connell

First Fallen Leaf by Dianne Jacques
Dianne wove this gorgeous beaded necklace to go with the spectacular copper leaf pendant:

First Fallen Leaf Necklace - Dianne Jacques

Gum Leaf Pendant by Jim Osment
Jim’s lifelike copper and brass gum leaves (eucalyptus) make a fabulous pendant:

Gum Leaf Pendant - Jim Osment

Autumn Harvest Necklace by Heather Otto
Heather Otto combined her handmade oak leaf pendant with a beaded chain in Fall colors:

Autumn Harvest Necklace - Heather Otto


Jewelry in Autumn Colors

Autumn Mix Crystal Bracelet by Diane Schamp
Diane Schamp’s lively cha-cha bracelet combines the warm colors of Fall with pretty charms:

Autumn Crystals Bracelet - Diane Schamp

Autumn’s Arrival by Judy
Judy paired Fall-colored beads with the earthiness of macrame for this necklace:

Autumn's Arrival Necklace - Judy

Reddish Leaves by Beril
Beril’s necklace shakes and shimmers with vivid Autumn color:

Reddish Leaves Necklace - Beril


Polymer Clay Autumn Jewelry

Dangling Maple Leaves by Susana Paredes
Susana Paredes’ botanical inspired earrings are a perfect accent for Fall outfits:

Maple Leaves Earrings - Susana Paredes

Butterfly Ring by Rosanna Cappellino
Rosanna Cappellino’s ring was inspired by a butterfly that followed her during a beautiful Autumn walk:

Butterfly Ring - Rosanna Cappellano

Fall Leaves on Vintage Copper Branch by Debbie
Debbie’s polymer clay leaves and wire branches make a striking Fall necklace:

Fall Leaves Polymer Clay Necklace - Debbie

Aztec Goddess Necklace by Lorraine Vogel
Lorraine Vogel’s pendant emerged from stacked layers of colored polymer clay stamped with a large leaf stamp:

LVogel: Aztec Goddess Necklace - Lorraine Vogel


Autumn Jewelry
with Natural Components

Hand Painted Natural Leaves by Lyn Deutsch
Lyn Deutsch shares how she turned real leaves into durable jewelry:

Hand Painted Natural Leaf Jewelry - Lyn Deutsch

Catch a Falling Ginkgo Pendant by Jules Robinson
Jules Robinson boiled and dyed leather to make this striking red ginkgo leaf pendant:

Leather Ginkgo Leaf - Jules Robinson

Barn Owl Necklace by Cheryl
Cheryl turned a wooden tile into an owl pendant, and added leaf and acorn dangles:

Mixed Media Owl Necklace - Cheryl

Baby Sumac Leaf Pendant by Diane
Diane pressed a baby sumac leaf from her garden into metal clay:

Baby Sumac Leaf Pressed into Metal Clay - Diane

Gourd Jewelry by Carol Hettenbach
Carol creates jewelry by ornamenting gourds with beads and other elements:

CHettenbach: Gourd Jewelry Display 3


Autumn Jewelry
with Purchased Components

Hill Tribe Leaf Earrings by Sarah Wiley
Sarah Wiley combined Hill Tribe silver leaves with lampwork beads for this elegant pair of Fall earrings:

Hill Tribe Sterling Silver Earrings - Sarah Wiley

Dangling Gold Plated Leaf Necklace by Alla P.
An old gold-plated leaf pendant from a broken necklace became the focal element for Alla’s new wire and bead necklace:

Island Dream - Alla P.


Jewelry Displays & Packaging

Photo Idea by Amy Volchok
This gorgeous leaf was an ideal Fall backdrop for Amy Volchok’s earrings:

Jewelry Photo Idea - Amy Volchok

Making Large Jewelry Tags Fun and Eye Catching by Delia Stone
Delia Stone designed these botanical-inspired jewelry tags to comply with a shop’s requirements:

Making Large Jewelry Tags - Delia Stone

Out of My Gourd by Heather Otto
Heather’s earthy gourd jewelry display would be especially fitting for a Fall jewelry show:

Gourd Jewelry Display - Heather Otto


What Autumn Jewelry
Are You Making?

We’d love to see how you interpret the Fall season in jewelry. Please share your creation here! 🙂

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