I am not really on top of it when it comes to holiday stuff. I plan to make my own Christmas cards, and then by the time I remember to do it, it’s too late in the game and I decide to avoid the stress and buy someone else’s handmade cards. (By the way, I plan to make my own Christmas cards this year, so really, I should be working on those instead of typing this blog post.)
But I did get one holiday-related thing done. I knew I had some great Halloween themed beads in my stash, so I thought I’d make a cute Halloween charm necklace!
The ceramic ghoul, candy corn and jack-o-lantern are from Joan Miller Porcelain. They are the first Joan Miller beads I ever got, but not the last! The center skull is by Melanie Brooks of Earthenwood Studio. I also have three more of her skulls (all different) that I have collected over time because I love them, but this one fit the necklace just right. My sister’s girlfriend (hi Lisa!) gave me the flat jack-o-lantern beads, and I added some black beads to round it out that I thought had a Halloween-y feel.
I used blackened steel headpins and jump rings to attach it all to a gorgeous chain with soot black and verdigris patina by Shannon German of Miss Fickle Media. I love her chain! Soot black is a favorite, and especially appropriate here.
I had fun making this and bringing out some of my Halloween beads in time to wear them this year!