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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It is that Spooky Time of Year!

Get out your orange and black,
leave the spider web on your front door,
encourage the mushrooms on your lawn...
It is time for Halloween once more!

I am not a huge fan of Halloween, like some of my bloggy friends (you know who you are!)
But I do feel a thrill when creating Halloween inspired art!
I loved going out to Trick or Treat as a child, even as a teenager. It was so much fun to see everyone walking up and down the street dressed as their favorite character.

I created a pair of *SpooKy* earrings for my friend and I thought I would share how easy it was.
I found this pack of skeletons at Archivers, sprayed them with walnut ink by Tsukinek, drilled a tiny hole in his head (he said he didn't mind...) and inserted a bronze jump ring.

On a bronze headpin I made a eyelet at one end, then slipped on a bead cap, orange crystal bead, a vintage rhinestone and then a Swarovsky green bicone crystal. I closed the end of the wire with another eyelet and then hooked the skeleton to the beads then the entire thingy to the earrings!
Presto Chango, Halloween Fun!

Happy Wednesday!


HI! I'm Tabitha said...

what a great idea for these terri....i have two packages of them right now in my table.

Valerie-Jael said...

Great idea, must have a look for those skeletons! Valerie

Marjanne said...

these are beautifil! I am not a halloween fan either. But I think it is fun for children to disguise... some years ago it was something new and quite a hype in France, it was amusing to see the children having fun, and I bought loads of sweets...but the last two years the children just ring and ask for sweets without being disguised, that's not funny!! So I tell them they'd better get the right dresscode otherwise I will give them a treat!!!
But it is more an American tradition. In the Neterlands we have a similar tradition, Sint Maarten, in France we have Carnaval in some regions.

Lululiz said...

Ooh, they are perfect for Halloween!

Anonymous said...

I have a confession: we turn out the lights, grab a book and head to the back bedroom on Halloween. Mostly 'cuz giving candy to kids who are TOO old to trick or treat is just not right. The little ones go into town during the day to celebrate and have a parade, so it's safe and fun.

Like you, tho, I like the colors of the season but tend not to do spooky skeleton/bat/icky stuff!

Am I old????


Elaine A said...

Of course they didn't mind holes in their heads Terri. I mean, look how wonderful you made them look! Not every skeleton can look as good as yours - LOL!

Elaine Allen

Carol Salisbury said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Terri!
I'm with you, not a big fan of Halloween. Even when the kids were little, I'd rather have a party for them at home then run around door to door. It has a very pretty color scheme though! lol

Dorthe said...

Terri, they are so funny-I`m sure your friend will love them.
Here in DK, we don`t doo much to celebrate Halloween- but I learned from all my blogging friends- to decorate a bit :)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh these are wickedly beautiful. Love those skeletons.
hugs June x
ps, please drop by my blog if you get chance, Theres lots to see including 9 new freebies if you click on the link there.

Victoria said...

Hi Terri..Lovely spookiness!
Yesterdy's tea post..i wasn't able to leave a comment or find where to comment..but so enjoyed it..super beautiful!
have a sparkling week

Lesley said...

Hi Terri, a friend of mine directed me to your blog. I love it. You are very creative and so generous with information.
BTW I am not really into Halloween that much but I do like your skeletal earrings. How cute.
Take care.

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, Love those skeletons, so cute and I love what you did with them. Thanks for sharing. Have a great evening. Hugs, Terri

Createology said...

Your little skelly earrings are adorable. I am certain they didn't mind the hole drilling at all! Terrific Thursday to you...

Anonymous said...

Love them...such a cute vintage-ey idea!

Ivy said...

These are wonderful Terri...oh, I mean spoookkyyy....thanks for the inspiration! xo

Lady Linda said...

And what will you think up next? You are amazing. The black teacup is lovely. You are having fun!Always enjoy your posts and your style.

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh what a fun project! I've been in the Halloween mode too and am working on a couple fun projects. Hope you're having a great day.

Shirley N said...

Beautiful earrings Terri! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cinderella Moments said...

Super cute earrings! I like a cutesy Halloween myself.

Lady Jane said...

I want those spooky earrings on my lobes,yes I do... Hugs, LJ

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Terri.....I stopped by here today and lurked around you blog a little.....in honor of Halloween LOL LOL...anyway....you are so very talented and creative.

I just wanted to let you know how honored I am to be on your sidebar blog roll.....it is always a delight to find myself among such talented ladies.



romance-of-roses said...

Terri, I also am not a huge fan of Halloween, however, do like these earrings. Happy fall...Lu

KathyB. said...

Like you, Halloween is a day I tend to overlook...I like harvest decorations, and a porch with pumpkins is attractive & festive...but I don't do spooky. That being said,I like the earrings and know a few people who would appreciate them. Very clever Terri !

Kris Dickinson said...

These are great Terri! I have those skelletons too. Thanks for the inspiration.

((HUGS)) Kris

Gaby Bee said...

Your spooky earrings are fabulous! Great idea Terri! Perfect for Halloween!

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