Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween is around the corner...........


 

by Staci L. Smith

I have always loved Halloween.  I think its the creative side of me that always loved dressing up and pretending to be something else for a whole day / night. 
 
I wanted to make some Halloween beads, but couldn't bring myself to make anything that wouldn't last past the season.  So, my solution, sugar skulls and spider webs!  I made molds in polymer first, and then used them with my Bronze clay.  I am really happy with how they turned out, and plan to make more sugar skull molds too.
 



 
 
I made these into necklaces right away to list in my shop.
 
I will hopefully be listing them this week, and will try to have more beads made by weeks end. 
 
Here are some Fall and Halloween favorites I found on etsy.  I just thought I'd share, I love eye candy!!



I love Lisa Peters Art Fall Fantasy line

http://www.etsy.com/listing/112619004/fall-fantasy-flower-handmade-ceramic

If anyone in the bead world knows how to pull off holiday beads, its Joan Miller.  She always pulls it off with such creativity and class.  Here are a few of my favorites in her shop.

Sugar Skull and Roses


http://www.etsy.com/listing/112248658/rose-skull-box-bead-handmade-colored?ref=v1_other_2

How adorable are these purple shrunken heads??


 http://www.etsy.com/listing/110946868/shrunken-head-charm

and of course, love these spiders too!!!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/110860856/spider-bead-matched-pair-of-handmade

I fell in love with this Raven Mask while looking for raven beads.  It's by Grin Grimace and Squeak on etsy.  Gorgeous!!!


 
This full moon lampwork bead by Veradacraft makes me think of crisp fall nights- running around the woods scaring each other as kids. 


I hope you enjoyed the eye candy! 

I will be sad when all the themes change from crisp fall, and spooky halloween to snow and christmas.  Fall is my favorite season by far, there is a magic in the air!  AND it has halloween in it, which gives us a chance to play dress up again, even as adults!

What's your favorite season, and why? 


 

8 comments:

Karen Ruffles said...

How lovely- thank you for sharing our raven mask. Looks like you've been having as much fun on the run up as we have :)

Joan Miller Porcelain said...

Thank you Staci. Love your skulls and spider webs. Hope you have some left for Berks :)

Kristen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the eye candy!!!

mairedodd said...

i love your sugar skulls and spider webs! they are great...
thanks for all of the links - they are really terrific!

Pikalda_beads & Veradacraft said...

I love them! Thanks for including my tree bead :)

Linda said...

I love your sugar skulls--especially the 1st necklace. Very cool!

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Great necklaces, Staci! I love the others that you featured too :o)

Alieen Stewart said...

Nice Blog..Lovely necklace and skulls.Amazing work.Keep it up..
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