Well, I'm still stuck on scarves, but I've moved onto Halloween themed! I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
I love Halloween. I love dressing up for the day, decorating the house, seeing all the kids in their costumes and, of course, all the candy. Each year I make a piece of jewelry to go with my costume for the year. This year I knew I had to make this necklace when I saw it at the Heart of Texas Bead Retreat. Nora Pero was there and this is her design, called The Dark Side. She's also a polymer clay artist - I may have worn her out getting some amazing tips from her, but that's another story!
This design incorporates a bit of bead embroidery and a bit of beadweaving - the perfect combo. I did decide to do a RAW necklace instead of a metal chain, but other than that I followed directions (I know - unusual for me!).
I'm super happy with this, as well as how quickly it worked up. Nora's instructions were great and her polymer clay cab was perfect.
Happy Halloween my Spooky Friends!
Last year as I was working on Frankie, I knew I wanted to make his bride as well. I sketched her out but time ran out and my attention turned to other holidays. This year I knew I had to make her come to life.
I think they are a handsome couple. If you'd like to make your own bride - or Frankie, you can find the patterns in my store on this site. I also have them posted on Etsy, Ravelry, and Craftsy.
I love Halloween. I love dressing up (why, yes, I STILL dress up), making costumes for the kids, and seeing what everyone else is dressed as. Going around and seeing how everyone has decked out their homes is a blast too. Oh, and the free candy, who can forget that?
A few years back I decided to start making holiday-themed throw pillows and Halloween was one of the first places I started. Pumpkin Jack was a logical place since he's reversible and works for Thanksgiving too. This year I think I may add a bride for Frankie, so that pattern will be available next month.
In the meantime, it's mid-August so it's time for you to start working on your couch creatures. To help you get started, I'm offering a bundle sale. You get all four patterns above for the price of three! Spooky, eh?
The deal is available in both my Etsy and Ravelry stores, so get hookin'!