Saturday, September 17, 2016

Horror movie charm necklace

Ok, so I know I should knock it off.  But I couldn't stop thinking about those horror movie charms I made last weekend, and when I wake up uber early thinking about metal projects I know if I don't just get it out of my system the thoughts won't leave my mind.

This morning I went straight to the workbench and made three more charms: a Freddy K inspired glove, a meat hook and an axe.  I put all five on an adjustable chain for a horror movie themed necklace.  This is probably it - I won't be making more because they aren't exactly items I can probably sell at my holiday show in November and I need to focus my efforts!

My favorite charm is the glove...I'm not sure I could duplicate that one if I tried.

I've listed the necklace for sale in my Etsy shop here...maybe there is a horror movie buff out there who would love this one of a kind of jewelry.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Thinking about Halloween

Last weekend I had some time to just play around at the workbench.  Early in the day, the weather feels like fall and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make a few Halloween inspired things.  These are all still in need of a final polish/clean up but I like how they've started out!

I started with a sugar(ish) skull and sacred heart pendants.

'Tis the season for scary movies so I googled "horror movie weapons" from my phone.  The first image result was a cartoon drawing of a chainsaw, a butcher knife, a machete, and various other weapons.  I started these two horror movie charms....I have no idea what I'll do with them but I kind of love them. 

I finally reprogrammed my kiln controller and made a couple of test beads.  I haven't touched glass in a very long time and I know that the learning curve is always steep to get started again. These little guys are far from perfect but actually turned out better than I thought.