I made some stenciled t shirts for my partner in the "Mini 13 Days of Halloween" swap:
I found a flowered t shirt in the local thrift store that I thought gave off a shabby chic Day of the Dead vibe and added a cool embracing skeleton couple stencil to it. The stencil was rather a @*#%* to cut out but I liked the result. Unfortunately I used a spray fabric paint and accidentally got some outside the stencil design itself. I added some hearts to the area in an attempt to pass it off as intentional. for the kids:
Her boys like zombies and vampires and the youngest loves pink!
This is a Bride of Frankenstein bracelet that I made for my partner in the recent Monster Swap. It is done in 2 drop peyote stitch. The design below the Bride is meant to be the mob of villagers marching through a cemetery from the original movie. (or it could be a completely unrelated group of zombies if you aren't familiar with the film, according to a friend! )
Inspired by David Bowie's recent birthday and Nokomomo's phone sleeve that I found on pinterest, I stitched this up with felt for my antique ipod nano. On the back, it has a flap with a button closure to keep the ipod safe.
Just thought I'd share one of my favorite bracelets.
The two center beads are vintage beads I was drawn to at the bead store (even tho' orange is not a color I ever wear). I beaded around them with a brick stitch and the rest of the bracelet grew organically from that start.
I made this paisley bracelet for a bead soup swap last summer and always meant to post a picture of it here. Since I recently came across my photo of it, I thought I'd do it now since I'm still proud of how it came out. It was my first time working up a paisley shape with beadwork.
Dead Man (directed by Jim Jarmusch and starring the fascinating Johnny Depp) is one of my favorite movies so I made myself a tshirt using a freezer paper stencil. I'm not sure if I captured Johnny's handsome mug quite right but I'm still happy with the image.