Saturday, August 10, 2013

Halloween Necklaces

These necklaces are a departure from the beachy jewelry I usually create.  I  decided to create Halloween inspired necklaces because it's hard to find All Hallow's Eve jewelry that isn't too cute or too gory.  I think these necklaces are in the cool middle with their vintage images and pops of color.

A little bit about how they are created....... each image has been created using a real black and white or sepia vintage photograph of a person/children from the 1880s to the 1930s.  The photos are scanned, cleaned up and colorized using Photoshop, they are then layered with other vintage elements and words  along with drop shadow to give them depth.  The base of the pendant is a vintage yardstick (you can see the numbers on the back) which has been cut, sanded, painted and sanded to distress the edges.  The tiny work of art is then printed out and fixed to the piece of yardstick and coated with a clear shiny resin to protect it forever....and ever.  A hole is drilled in the top of the pendant after the resin has cured for 24 hours then a necklace is beaded using various sizes of glass beads and finally it's done.  Whew!

{EEK Necklace} SOLD
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This necklace is 17 inches long created with #6 black seed beads and #11 bronze Japanese seed beads as accents.  The pendant measures 1inch wide by 1.5 inches long and is sealed with shiny resin.

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This necklaces is 18 inches long and created from hematite colored #6 seed beads with a picture frame toggle closure.  The orange leather heart is approximately 1.75 inches long.  The little trick or treater is on a Scrabble Tile and sealed shiny resin.

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This necklace measures 16 inches long, created with tiny #11 seed beads in matt green, opaque orange and white.  A glass pumpkin bead dangles from the bottom of the 1 inch by 1 inch pendant.

{Union Jack-O-Lantern}
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This 18 inch necklace has been created with black and orange #6 seed beads.  The British Union Jack in Halloween colors measures 1 inch wide by 1.5 inches long with an orange glass dangle bead.

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This 17 inch necklaces is comprised of #6 black seed beads and orange flecked round beads.  The pendant measures 1 inch by 1 inch and is sealed with shiny resin.

Thanks for looking and stop back as more items will be added shortly!  If you see something you'd like to purchase just send an email with the name of the pendant to: