Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween/Day of the Dead Blog Hop

Day of the Dead Blog Hop?  Hmmm?  Not something you would normally see me jump into...don't get me wrong, I love to dress up, get the kids dressed up, and trick or treat around the neighborhood.  Aside from that, you don't see skulls outside my house or witches hanging from my front porch.  You might see a lot of pumpkins or anything orange.

So when Diana Ptaszynski (of Suburban Girl Studio) said she was sponsoring a blog hop for Halloween, I decided to get out of my comfort zone and design a jewelry piece made or a skulls  or anything that wasn't a pumpkin!

I had this Gaea designed skull bead set that has been in one of my jewelry cases staring at me for almost a year now.  I took it out and looked at it for another few weeks...once it was finally out and on the bead table...there was no going back.

I knew it would be a necklace of sorts...just wasn't sure how it might all come together.

I love Vintaj Metal Arte pieces and this black peice reminded me of a web.  I grabbed my gilders paste and gave it a little patina color in spots and sealed it.  I could not resist adding a bit of it to the black chain from Fallen Angel Brass.
This Skull Bead is from Gaea as well as the other beads used in the chain.

I added a headpin from Jennifer Jangles in the black and white stripe along with a little glam on top of Gaea's mint bead.  Up top is a czech glass leaf bead to tie it all into fall.
I like how is all ended up and Thanks, Diana, for the challenge!  See below for links for all other participants in the blog hop!


Kathleen Breeding

Dianne Miller

Lisa Liddy

Toltec Jewels

Laura Medeiros

Veralynne Malone

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Stephanie LaRosa

Kristi Harrison  (you are here)

Nicole Valentine Rimmer

Sarajo Wentling

Dawn M. Gallop