Sunday, October 25, 2009

Deep Purple


I'm revisiting the whole floral skully theme for my last Terrorific Tuesday project. I don't actually have pierced ears, so I don't tend to make earrings all that often. However, I always like the small silver skull charms for earrings, so I thought I'd go ahead and make a pair.

The flower beads are actually leftovers from a project I did last year for Barb Switzer's book, earrings, earrings, earrings! (Softcover version). You can see the original project - a pretty, spring-themed bracelet and earring set - here. It's so easy to give these feminine pastel beads a gothic twist by adding a nice touch of black to the design (here, faceted onyx rounds). I topped it off with a couple demure dusky rose-colored pearls and my dangling skully charms.

That's it from me this year for Terrorific Tuesday! Happy Halloween, everyone!

11 comments:

Laura said...

Very lovely!

SueBeads said...

Really cute - I love the skulls and I love the lucite flowers with them!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

love these! the combo of the flowers and skulls if just perfect. i'll have to try that

Emi of FTLOB said...

very pretty! I love the purple flower beads, stunning combination!

beadphoria said...

These are great! The combination of purple, black, and silver is stunning.

In Beads and Happiness,
Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Margot Potter said...

I love these, they're very Day of the Dead. The flowers and skulls make me think of La Calavera Catrina. I have a t-shirt with the Posada image on it I've been toying with repurposing.

This color combination is really stunning. I'd wear these year round. Love them!

Cheers,
Madge

diane hawkey said...

I love those!!

BrendaPinnick said...

I love the addition of the purple flowers! so unexpected but interesting!

My Big Mouth said...

These are really pretty!
I love the purple bow,it makes it perfect!

Gloria said...

I love these earrings, that shade of purple is lovely! And the skulls are so subtle and fun, thanks for the idea!

Inspired at Home said...

Love the unexpected touch with the purple flower beads. I'd definitely wear these! Thanks for sharing :)