I'd originally intended to create a bead-embroidered piece with leaves for Sarah's Sequintastic Blog Hop using the lovely Fall palette of sequins I got from Cartwright's Sequins. But I got a late start as yesterday was the first time I've picked up a beading needle in three weeks. I woke up with songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas running through my head and they wouldn't go away.
|The full set to date, working with four colors of beads and three colors of sequins|
So I broke down, bought the sound track and spent the day listening to it while making Halloween Snowflakes. It took a little bit to get into it - the first couple I made look pretty much like snowflakes with a weird color scheme. They're the ones at the top of this picture.
Then it clicked, and I started making flower stars that would fit right into Dia del Muerto. I really like the effect from stacking the sequins - smaller black on top of lime green and purple. Very festive.
|I will definitely be wearing these earrings!|
I'd purchased a bunch of lampworked bats beads last year, but never got around to using them. A couple finally made their debut in this pair of earrings that I will definitely wear.
My sequin entry is pretty light, but I had such fun playing with them and this color scheme! I am definitely making more, and am seriously considering putting together a couple of Halloween Snowflake kits for my Etsy shop.
And a funny aside - when I went searching for a link to the movie, I discovered that Nightmare Before Christmas came out the month after we were married. Way to make me feel old!
And on a dark cold night, under full moonlight,
he flies into the fog like a vulture in the sky!
And they call him, Sandy... Clawssss...! - Jack Skellington
Make sure to check out the other participants in Sequintastic September - I know that's where I'm going next.
The earrings are really funny and match perfectly the Halloween night:-)
Also the star is wonderful-can be worn,as a pendant.
All the Best to You-Halinka-
I love your Halloween snowflakes! Halloween happens to be my favorite holiday, so I think kits would be a fabulous idea.ReplyDelete
Wonderful use of sequins, Karen! I'm so glad you participated again this year. <3
Isn't it odd the things that go through our heads and what becomes of it in our designs. The Nightmare Before Christmas led you to some pretty cool looking earrings, and snowflakes. I love the colors you chose to use.
I love the colors, and the bats are so cuteReplyDelete
My daughter and I both squealed when we saw these earrings! They are fantastic!!!ReplyDelete
I love your color palette and the bat lampwork beads are just tooooo cute! You will be getting a lot of compliments on these as the Halloween holiday approaches. Using the sequins in a non-bead embroidered design is totally clever!! Really enjoyed reading about your adventure :DReplyDelete
What fun earrings, Karen!! The colors are delightful and the little bats are adorable :-)ReplyDelete
How absolutely perfect, you made me giggle. I love the earrings they are a true delight!ReplyDelete
Ohmygoodness! I just love pieces that make me laugh! These are so bright and cheery, and the sequins are perfect :-)ReplyDelete
Definitely love the stacked sequin look. Your earrings are soooooo fun and your photographs are great too.ReplyDelete
Your work is absolutely fantastic!! The bats are so cute.ReplyDelete
I love these! A really great use of sequins, they look perfect combined with the beadwork. Layering them is a small detail that makes a lot of difference for the end result. Fab!ReplyDelete
I LOVE this palette! It's perfect for Halloween, but it's lovely on its own too. What a super cool way to incorporate sequins into your work and what fabulous holiday jewelry you have now!ReplyDelete