Moon Valley Reptiles (3 strand necklace)

My friend helped me with installing plugins and use wordpress more efficiently. I wanted to make her something as a thanks and since she has a business selling reptiles and goes to reptile conventions I figure making something to help promote that would be great.

Her favorite color is green I wanted to have that on the necklace. I struggled finding the right beads, in the end I thought wood beads and green beads would work, I found out I had some green leaf shape beads which I thought would go well with the theme. I then came across some shiny bronze looking beads in my collection that I added for a little more variety. Since my friend is left handed I made sure the clasp would be on the left side when it was being put on. It is is something small, but I think important to make it easy to quickly put on a necklace.

I actually made this and then cut it up and made it again. The letter beads where terribly out of line on the different strands. Plus the wood beads would sometimes slide over the crimp beads holding them in place. After remaking it the letter beads are correct and I was happy and think my friend was very happy with the necklace.

 

 

 

Skeleton Necklace

I had a friend who commissioned something for his soon to be 14 year old sister.  She liked things like vampires/paranormal romance, skulls, the colors pink and black.

After much discussion and my thinking I would get to make her a pair of pink skull earring (Sadly her ears are no longer pierced). We decided that a necklace would be good.

It was hard to choose between the coffin or a charm from “The Corpse Bride” I had. I ended up going with the coffin because it was bigger and it opened. I knew I wanted to use some spikes I already had, they just looked so cool to my inner 14 year old.  The chain was also an easy decision, even though I sat out 3 different ones, it was sorta pointless since this one was it. The big circles and gunmetal it just called to me to be used, the other chains job was to just reconfirm that.

I still wanted to use the pink skulls and my friend he said it was fine to put them on it, but left it up to me. In the end, I decided when you are 14 you can have pink skulls on your necklace! And if you look at the picture where it’s on me, they could almost be mistaken for earrings.

Hanging at the end of the necklace is a connector that looks like a bone and I added a heart at the end. I found these by accident when I was at the bead store trying to find gunmetal jump rings in the right size.

I am pleased with the necklace and my friend said his sister liked it.