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?  ……..
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!


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

Anonymous said...

Love the pearls! xx

Anonymous 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 :)