Sunday, 11 September 2011

Beadazzles Skull Pendant

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear ………………….!!
A friend of mine is doing a Fine Arts Degree and we often natter about her various assignments and sometimes I tell her about different crafting materials she maybe hasn’t heard of,  anyway, she is making a very flamboyant dress using fabric with a skull print and it got me thinking …..
Picture 105
I had an idea in my head for a pendant, but wish I’d looked at some images on Google first before ploughing on regardless ….. I made a skull template from strong card, using a large and small circle punch to make the eyes and nostrils and then covered it with Suzie Weinberg’s Salsa Beadazzles and Ranger Glossy Accents, but I was disappointed with the overall result.
Beadazzles skull
So I applied more Accents and an assortment of flat backed gems and pearls …
Beaded skull pendant Picture 106
When it had all set hard, I turned it over, coloured the card with black Promarker and then more Accents and a pendant bail.
But the finished pendant is absolute PANTS, it was really hard to get a good picture of,  but it’s all wrong and I need to start again from scratch!
Beaded skull 2
I found this picture (below) to loosely base my next attempt on,  some difference eh?  ……..
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http://www.arcadiagifts.co.uk/cubecart/gothic/bejewelled-gothic-skull-/prod_440.html
Jewelled Skull
Oh dear, not much better …… I’ve overdone the Glossy Accents, I’m going to give up skulls for a while, obviously they are not my thing, it;s enough to give you nightmares!

7 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Like your second atempt heaps better. Just perfect for halloween.
Hugs Norm.

Suze Bain said...

The final one is really good Helen, I really like the pearls. I think it's because the others are missing a mouth that they don't look quite right but I bet you had fun playing around. xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi, your sklls just don't look scary enough but I do prefer the second one - the pearly teeth are pretty ... not the effect you are trying to achieve, though :) Elizabeth x

hollywoodandme said...

Love the pearls! xx

hollywoodandme said...

Love the pearls! xx

Magical Jane said...

I think you got it with the last one, though skulls aren't really my thing either. Just wanted to say I always enjoy your blog and ideas - and you often give me a giggle. Thanks!

Mrs K Lloyd said...

I really like it!! Defo something i would wear i like things like that :)