A Beaded Necklace For Halloween!
|I don't usually go for Halloween jewelry, but these handmade ceramic components from Lisa Peters Art were just too good to pass up!|
It's no secret that I'm totally addicted to the beautiful handmade ceramic beads and components from Lisa Peters Art. But this handmade ceramic pendant, featuring a line drawing of a tombstone, was a bit
more macabre than my usual picks of ceramic roses and colorful cabochons.
Still, there was something that drew me to this pendant, and I was thrilled when I opened my order and found that Lisa had tossed in a little handmade ceramic bat! Ta-da! I knew I had to make a little Halloween necklace!
I'm not much for dressing up on Halloween, although I do love to see my son and his friends in their costumes and we always enjoy going trick-or-treating. But I thought a little bit of Halloween jewelry that wasn't plastic or glow-in-the-dark would make a great accessory for our traditional Halloween family dinner of barley soup and apple pie!
I used a double-sided adhesive tape to secure the ceramic bat to a piece of bead embroidery foundation and then worked a few rows of beaded backstitch around it. Once the bead embroidery was finished, I added a couple of seed bead loops and attached them to a piece of antiqued brass chain.
The little bone skull went on the other side just above the tombstone pendant, and just for a little visual interest, I chopped up a piece of brown hand-dyed silk ribbon into little bits and tied them onto random loops of chain.
Do you make Halloween jewelry? Are you into making and wearing bright orange jack-o-lantern necklaces with seed beads? Do you make bats and ghosts? Leave a comment on the blog and tell us what kind of Halloween jewelry you like to make, and feel free to post a picture in the Reader Photo Gallery of your favorite Halloween creation!
Bead Happy and Happy Halloween!
P.S. Check out these cute little Bewitched Earrings by Mary Yaeger if you need a quick Halloween jewelry-making project for tonight!