Sunday, October 4, 2009

Feathers and Fangs

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.

Don't forget to visit on Tuesday for the full list of crafty Terrorific Tuesday links.

Thanks for visiting!


Alexa said...

I always love your color choices and unique designs. Thanks again for participating in Terrorific Tuesdays.

TesoriTrovati said...

How cool is that!? I love it!
And if I didn't tell you already (I have a short memory lately) I loved reading about you on the Soft Flex site! I went back and re-read it (I am one of the finalists in the Flex Your Creativity challenge, so I have been spending a lot of time out there!)
You are one talented momma...and I am so happy that you share your talents so freely with all of us! Enjoy the day! Erin

Melissa J. Lee said...

Hi Alexa, Thanks for organizing this again - such a fun event.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Hi Erin, Congratulations on being a finalist! Are photos posted? Do you know when they announce winners? I will go take a look...

Margot Potter said...

Your work is always exceptional, this design included. You have a gift for making striking jewelry that is totally wearable.



Candace Jedrowicz said...

It's fabulous!

That Crazy Ajumma said...

This turned out really pretty.
I am so in love with the expression on the skeletons face!!
Thanks for sharing!