I am constantly using Tim Holtz embellishments in my jewelry and thought they worked great here. The Tim Holtz pocket watch is filled with a Halloween definition I typed out and a fabulous witch trio image! I used a dimensional foam dot to make the witch girls pop out from the background a bit.
I figured every good Halloween necklace should include a vial or two of witchy ingredients, so I have a bottle of dust and a jar of Troll Teeth at the ready (aka Tic Tacs). I found that it was super easy to stick a straight pin (beading pin) right through the corks of the jars, then I added a bead cap and twisted the remainder of the pin into a loop that I could attach to my necklace chain. I also glued the corks in place once I had the jars filled and the pin sticking through so my ingredients wouldn't spill out.
I threw on some eyeballs, which I made out of Polymer clay, and I added this hazy retro owl image from Tim Holtz that I attached to one of his ornate plates. I finished it off with Glossy Accents to give it that faux glass look.
And that HUGE number 31? They were house address numbers that I picked up at Walmart. They had holes drilled through the top and bottom, so I used the top holes to connect them to my chain and filled in the bottom holes with black brads.
This necklace was a hoot to make (get it? Hoot? Cause I just wrote about owls? Okay. I won't quit my day job)! And as always, a special thanks goes to Gwendolyn, my headless necklace model. For not having a head, she really is very insightful when I'm making necklaces. And you may think that those teal and green beads have no business being on a Halloween necklace, and you might be right, but I am a green and blue fanatic and just couldn't seem to leave them off.
Here are some of the products I used to make this necklace that you can find at the Simon Says Stamp store:
Fall is a favorite time of year for me, so it's never too early to start thinking about Halloween! I can't wait to see what you come up with for our theme! Upload your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win the $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.