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!
Diana Ptaszynski http://www.suburbangirlstudio.com
Staci Smith http://www.stacilouiseoriginals.com/
Kathleen Breeding http://99bobotw.blogspot.com
Dianne Miller http://www.artbydianne.blogspot.com
Lisa Liddy http://www.lisaliddy.wordpress.com
Toltec Jewels http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.com
Linda Landig http://www.LindasBeadBlog.com
Laura Medeiros http://Www.zoeowyn.blogspot.com
Veralynne Malone http://www.veradesigns.blogspot.com
Lynn Jobber http://thecreativeklutz.blogspot.co.uk
Karen Totten http://www.starryroadstudio.blogspot.com
Jayne Capps https://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
Jenny Davies-Reazor http://jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Joan Miller http://metalmudandsand.blogspot.com/
Melissa Meman http://melissameman.blogspot.com
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com
Stephanie LaRosa http://Www.stringaholic.blogspot.com
Lola Surwillo http://www.beadlolabead.com
Jennifer Cameron http://glassaddictions.com/blog
Diane Hawkey http://dianehawkey.blogspot.com
Kristi Harrison http://kristibasket-itsanewday.blogspot.com (you are here)
Nicole Valentine Rimmer http://www.nvalentine.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/
Sandra McGriff http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com
Sarajo Wentling http://www.sjdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com
Marie Covert http://thistledown-and-swaddlings.blogspot.com
Lisa Stukel http://www.carefreejewelrybylisa.blogspot.com
Sherri Stokey http://www.knotjustmacrame.com
Pam Traub http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com
Lori Dorrington http://lorisglassworks.blogspot.com
Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Eleanor Burian-Mohr http://cornerstoregoddessjewelry.blogspot.com
Sally Russick http://thestudiosublime.com
Dawn M. Gallop http://www.flipflopsandpoptarts.com
Christine Damm http://storiestheytell.blogspot.com