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krissykat
« on: September 07, 2007 01:04:05 AM »

I've been searching for some creepy-looking skull beads to make this necklace. I could only find beads that were drilled vertically, and I had my heart set on stringing them horizontally. So I decided to try my hand at making my own.

I purposely overcooked the clay so that it wasn't really bright white, but I wanted to age them some more, so I brushed on some thinned acrylic and wiped most of it off. I'm pleased with the effect.


This isn't the final product, I still need to get some matte finish clear coat to seal them and they're way too heavy for the elastic they're on. I'm thinking about making some bones to string on there too.


I wanted them to be fairly uniform, so I made this ugly-looking mold from my skull ring. Did the trick, though.  Smiley


This is one of my first polymer clay projects. Overall I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Comments welcome. Cheesy   

Edited to add:

I combined the skulls with a graduated bead necklace I had laying around. It's a subtle change, but I'm much happier with it. Plus it's much sturdier and adjustable.  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2007 01:09:30 AM »

They're Fab. I would definately wear it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2007 01:16:43 AM »

They're Fab. I would definately wear it.

I would wear it too! Thank you for showing a picture of how you made the mold. I think I am going to try that.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2007 01:43:52 AM »

SO AWESOME! *steals them lol* j/k.
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2007 01:48:09 AM »

oh wow, i want it.
you did a great job.
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2007 02:16:33 AM »

The skull look great! Well done Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2007 05:27:02 AM »

great job! Its so hard to find skull beads especially nice ones! very inventive!
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2007 09:09:39 AM »

awesome..those beads are great
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krissykat
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2007 03:48:14 PM »

Thanks everyone.  Cheesy  This was intended for a Hallowe'en costume, but I think I'm going to wind up wearing it all the time.

Thank you for showing a picture of how you made the mold. I think I am going to try that.
Happy to. It was surprisingly easy. Smiley

great job! Its so hard to find skull beads especially nice ones! very inventive!
It really is. I'm super picky about skulls too, and the ones I like are always so expensive. I think I'm going to be making a lot of these.
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2007 11:28:36 AM »

Very, very cool!  Glad to see you made your own mold and "antiqued" too  Grin  Very effective. . .

P.S. I didn't link to them as examples for my Halloween page
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because that album appears to be Private... if you don't mind that I link to 2 of those photos though, let me know.

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