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!