Sunday, August 24, 2014

My Other Creations: Halloween Necklace

This week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is "Witch Kraft," meaning you can do any project that relates to witches or Halloween, Kraft paper, etc.  Since I'm not the type of gal to shy away from funky chunky jewelry, I decided to make a big bold Halloween necklace.


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.

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

15 comments:

  1. WOW.... WOW... WOW... Andrea this is WILD girl...!!!! WILD PLUS.... I love the eye balls... I started to snicker when I saw them... love it ... and the trolls teeth... wow.... what a creative thought process you have... love it... very unique and so much fun to make and where too... love it all.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  2. LOL! Love this! I thought Oh Andrea made another beautiful necklace and then I started looking at all the details and realized how beautiful and witchy it was! Fabulous Halloween necklace!

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  3. This is fantastic Andrea!! So many cool elements and details. Love it! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  4. Totally cool necklace, Andrea! I love all the detail shots so you can really appreciate everything in this cool creation!!


    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  5. Wow... this is such a fun and awesome creation, Andrea. Love all the gorgeous details. :)

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  6. Ohh wow, Andrea! This necklace is amazing! Love every piece of it! The big 31 is so cool! And so are all the vails and the pretty pocket watch! Really gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

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  7. Your necklace is very witchy and cool, too! Love all the elements/vials and such.

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  8. Oh Andrea! This is fabulous! So many wonderful trinkets, baubles and treasures combined for an exquisite piece! Trolls teeth? Brilliant!
    Only you can make house numbers chic. Only you!
    I love it!

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  9. Oh my gosh Andrea! What a creative work of art! I love all the detail! They eyeballs are spooktacular! Fabulous mix of awesome trinkets and treasures!

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  10. Wowies Andrea. Each element so interesting and so balanced together.

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  11. This is an absolute work of art and I love it! There is so much wonderful detail and it just looks amazing and so perfect for Halloween!! FABULOUS!!! :)

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  12. Andrea! You've outdone yourself, AGAIN!!! I love those embellishments you made..eyeballs, troll's teeth, the owl in the ornate plate...good stuff, all of it! I love the use of the house numbers. I have a drawer of them I occasionally find a use for. The way you used them on this piece are the icing on the cake! As I am a huge Halloween fan, I'd be proud to own a piece like this--do you make them for sale? Please e-mail me at capon@bellsouth.net if you care to discuss this. Thanks for sharing and your wonderful inspiration!

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  13. WOW! The only word that i can say! Amazing, absolutely amazing necklace! BArbarayaya

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  14. I am utterly horrified to say that I missed this one. But then how the devil can I describe it? It is sublime, beautiful, clever, wonderfully technical and most importantly I love it! I hope you don't mind but I have pinned it to 'P' but I made sure that your name was put in the box as the artiste Karen x

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