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« on: February 05, 2013 09:45:37 PM »

 I really liked the Day of the Dead bracelets posted  here on craftster at  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404439.0  and decided I wanted to make something similar, so I went shopping online.

Well, I seem to have ordered LOTS and LOTS of skulls (around 150, in 9 colors), roses (130+) and 9 different styles of Mexican-inspired charms (230 charms total).  Like you've never overbought!    No, I'm not trying to sell them here; I want to see more inspirational pieces so I can use them up!

Definitely bracelets, a treasure necklace, and several pairs of earrings.  Lots of gifts for friends.  At the end of every year, I do an ornament for each of my friends, most of them would love a day of the dead theme.

Any pix, links, ideas anybody?



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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013 08:44:41 AM »

I did come up with a few new ideas;

string up a mix of beads and drape them on my chandelier--like the crystal chains you see on some.

turn them into bead fringe for a lampshade or a purse

stitch them around the neckline of a blouse.  I wonder if the howlite will hold up in the wash.  Do you suppose it will lose color (it's dyed) or even stain the cloth around it?  Testing will be necessary.  The plastic roses and metal charms would probably be better for this.

Anybody else got ideas?  c'mon you lurkers, stretch yourself to offer one idea, even if you hate it!

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013 07:58:54 AM »

Make fabric or fake flower hair chips and use the beads for the center and some dangles?

Similar to this, but with a bigger flower:

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013 06:06:49 PM »

That's a neat idea.  Of course, dangle the skulls and charms from the flower, instead of just boring ol' beads!

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2013 06:47:01 AM »

why not make little 'goth' inspired trinket boxes?

I hate to state the obvious but think about Halloween decorations. Heck pour some in a bottle, label it "shunken heads", & cork it for display in oct lol.
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013 07:45:19 AM »

Since I am not sure what your items look like I do not know if this idea would work, but a day of the dead style clock sounds cool. You could use one item for each "number", place it on a background that they will be easily visible on but matches and jack the clock pieces off an old clock.

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