BOO-tiful Last Minute Jewelry Making with Kristal Wick

Kristal Wick
Kristal Wick
is the editor of
Beading Daily

Every childhood Halloween costume had to look good with snow boots. Growing up in Minnesota was a serious drama every year for many, but in particular, one young girl who ALWAYS wanted to be a ballerina (moi'). Of course, the big, clunky snow boots completely wrecked that delicate, wispy, romantic alter ego each and every October 31, but at least I never caught a cold! I've since gotten over it (mostly), and now focus on creating snazzy costumes for my four-legged kids (see below).

I'm sure you all have your costumes ready for trick-or-treating with the kids. Or perhaps you're off to a swanky Halloween bash, you may even be staying home to hand out the candy. In any case, most of life's events simply aren't complete in my book without baubles. So I've selected a few of my faves from Stringing Style and Stringing Style 2, and matched them with costume ideas to share with you. All of these are pretty darn quick and you can whip one up in a few short hours, so let's get going!


Zephyr by Danielle Fox


I think this necklace would be great for an Angel. You could use any clear/white beads or crystals in your stash for this beauty. Of course you could wear this over the holidays as well, it goes with everything!

Firecracker by Lindsay Burke


Let's swing over to the other end of the spectrum and envision this bracelet to adorn a Devil costume. The colors are perfect and certain to satisfy that little devil on your shoulder. You know, the one that makes you buy all those beads!

Khumbu Icefall by Heather Culhane


How about a Dracula necklace? I think this is perfect to go along with those sharp fangs. You could incorporate a lot of grey and black shades for this stunner.

Lover's Lariat by Jamie Hogsett


This necklace has a Twilight-feel to it in my opinion. So if you were to create a dark themed costume, this would fit the bill.

Lazy Jane Chain by Katie Wall


I think this necklace is perfect for a Fairy or Flower Child. You could select any color palette to go along with your costume.

David Tasselcross by Jamie Hogsett


I've been a Gypsy many years in a row and wish I had this necklace to wear. It's a perfect splash of ethnic texture, and would go with darn near everything.

Aquatic Rainforest by Jamie Hogsett

I was inspired by this bracelet and made my own version below.

Here's the bracelet I created for my Lady of the Darkness costume, totally inspired by Aquatic Rainforest. I may also use it as a very special collar for my pup Bling!


You have no time to lose! You can make some "BOO-tiful" jewelry from Stringing Style and Stringing Style 2, both books are 50% off for you Beading Daily peeps. They're both filled with inspiring stringing projects, whether you want to adorn your costume or make a few holiday gifts (two for me, one for my BFF).

Sparkle with her blinged up costume!


Come bead with me.



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