A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News: Craftster Best of 2014 have been announced!  Check out the winning projects here!
Total Members: 309,307
Currently Running With Scissors:
495 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3 4  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Skull beads!  (Read 5610 times)
Tags for this thread: skull , necklace  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
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
« Last Edit: September 07, 2007 05:52:54 PM by krissykat - Reason: Update » THIS ROCKS   Logged

*MySpace*My Wists*My Knitting/Crafting Blog*My Etsy* Watch for updates!
MorbidlyCute on Ravelry.com
zombiecazz
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1627
Joined: 28-Mar-2007


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2007 01:09:30 AM »

They're Fab. I would definately wear it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

9voltheart
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
morbid
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2007 01:43:52 AM »

SO AWESOME! *steals them lol* j/k.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

my wist: http://www.wists.com/asylumchild
will do personal trades. :]
my etsy!: www.Toriscreation.etsy.com
please check it out.. thank you.
miep
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2007 01:48:09 AM »

oh wow, i want it.
you did a great job.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
MelancholyMiss
"impure as the driven yellow snow!" - Spike
Offline Offline

Posts: 1751
Joined: 16-Jul-2005


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2007 02:16:33 AM »

The skull look great! Well done Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Kurtzie
Kurtzie
Offline Offline

Posts: 894
Joined: 09-Jan-2007

kitty feet


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2007 05:27:02 AM »

great job! Its so hard to find skull beads especially nice ones! very inventive!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I love personal swaps, PM me!

My ETSY! Including Hooker on the Go Keychains!
http://LittleGemsbyKari.etsy.com
mandajane
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2007 09:09:39 AM »

awesome..those beads are great
THIS ROCKS   Logged
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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

*MySpace*My Wists*My Knitting/Crafting Blog*My Etsy* Watch for updates!
MorbidlyCute on Ravelry.com
Diane B.
Offline Offline

Posts: 5070
Joined: 01-May-2004

GlassAttic --polymer clay "encyclopedia"


View Profile WWW
« 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
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Halloween_etc.htm
because that album appears to be Private... if you don't mind that I link to 2 of those photos though, let me know.

Diane B.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2007 11:32:21 AM by Diane B. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3 4  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Mein Kampf Is Still A Best Seller?
Simon Sinek on Working With a Book Editor to Refine Your Writing
Simon Sinek on Learning a New Way to Write a Book
Simon Sinek on Improving Writing Skills by Embracing the Unfamiliar
Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Art Caddy
Everyone needs more fiber!
April 29, 2015 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.