With Halloween only a week away, my posts seem to be developing a bit of a theme! Sunday night, a friend of mine commissioned me to make her a custom jewelry set (earrings, necklace, bracelet) for Halloween. Time permitting of course, I'm always up for the challenge of a custom order and I knew this one would be fun given the theme. We agreed upon red and black, and I wanted to make something that suggested Halloween, but can be worn year round. Here's what I came up with!
My inspiration began with the red crackle glass beads, which really suggested blood drops to me. I'm also a big fan of the black/grey ombre as the beads look different from every angle! At first, I was torn between mixing up black and silver wire to connect the beads, but after playing around for a little bit, decided that the silver was going to be a cleaner look. I'm calling the set "blood lust" seeing as it has a certain vampire glam (although I guess vampires wouldn't want to be wearing a ton of silver). Hoping the recipient will find many uses for these pieces beyond the upcoming 'holiday'!
In other news, while shopping for beads, I noticed that Joann was getting rid of their Halloween costumes at 60% off. I will admit that the last couple of years, I've been a complete slacker with preparing my costume and this year, haven't come up with any ideas whatsoever. Now, while I didn't find any costumes that I could just buy, I did find a pretty amazing mullet with mustache wig set....and now I'm inspired. Stay tuned for more on that! :)
Are you dressing up for Halloween? Do you have your costume ready, or just slacking like I am?!