Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Treats for your Neck

Halloween is not such a big thing in Australia (yet!) but given that many of you who stop by my blog are international visitors I thought I'd share with you my take on Halloween jewellery.This jewellery set began with a faceted black resin piece cast from Krafty Lady mould AM353 . From the moment I cast it, I knew it was destined to be used in a Halloween project. And when I added the Swarovski flat-back crystals I knew it was going to turn out just the way I had envisioned. It's not often that something turns out the way I've planned it from the start. Most of my pieces evolve as I go along but this was one of those times when vision actually met reality.
I've added chains, findings and components from Blue Moon Bead's Noir collection which set just the right mood for this necklace. Deliciously dark, yet lots of bling!
For a different way to suspend the faceted resin piece, I've used the straight bar from a toggle set. It also gave me a unique and secure way to attach the chain!
There were 3 tassels left in the packet I bought so I put 2 of them to good use by making a coordinating pair of earrings. Some dangling Sawrovski crystals complete these neck ticklers.
I suppose I could have made my own earring wires out of black wire but I coloured a pair of silver ones with black alcohol ink so that this set is suitably noir. But if anyone has come across black earring wires in their travels, please let me know!
Happy Halloween to all those of you who celebrate it!
And for Aussie readers, don't forget to enter my decorator rug giveaway.
Footnote: The black earring wires are for display purposes only!

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  1. Love the set. I'm always on the lookout for black chain and findings. So hard to get here in Australia, but what a good idea to colour the ear hooks with alcohol inks. Brilliant!

  2. Davinia, I got my black findings from Photo Continental in Brisbane. Feeling Inspired also carry some black chain. I'm not sure what is available on the west coast.

  3. Thanks Mylene, will check them out.


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