I love this time of year. Sweater weather starts (in some parts of the world, at least), the leaves start turning brilliant colors, and we all start preparing for my favorite holiday - Halloween! It's a time of year just begging for over-the-top jewelry designs, including those incorporating skull designs - one of my favorite motifs.
So, to kick off Terrorific Tuesday this week, I created this simple stringing project. This necklace is sort of this year's version of "Bite Me". I fell in love with the ox-blood faceted glass beads I used in that project and picked up a ton more when I was in New York earlier this summer. This time, I added visual interest with my small skully token and marquis-shaped onyx beads. Mixed faceted black glass and one my all-time favorite sterling clasps by artist Robert Jennick completes the look.
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I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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As indicated in the copyright notice, the contents of this blog are copyright by me. To the extent that instructions to make jewelry, beads, knit items or other instructions are included in this blog, they are free for you to use to make the projects for personal use. They should not be used for commercial purposes, ie, to make items for resale.