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.