Zombies, bats and gargoyles, oh my! Creepy jewelry beads are a must in Halloween jewelry. These awesome beads from Green Girl Studios are perfect for Halloween!
Halloween has always been one of my favorite times of the year and I love all of the ghostly and ghastly costumes, horror movies, and wearing spooky jewelry to work and parties.
So if you are thinking about making something new this year, check out these really cool beads from Green Girl Studios.
Bats, Zombies, Gargoyles and Skull beads for Halloween jewelry ideas
I have accumulated a nice collection beads and jewelry making supplies that are perfect for Halloween ideas! Great for jewelry designs or other Halloween crafts. This Halloween Bat bead is the perfect touch for making something creepy for Halloween!
Zombies, walkers or undead anyone?
This zombie bead is so detailed and just an awesome bead for Halloween or anytime really. Great for fans of the popular “The Walking Dead” or “Fear the Walking Dead” TV series or any other horror flick with zombies.
The actual use of Gargoyles was meant to scare off evil spirits and be a form of protection, but these gargoyle beads are still really freaky looking and are a great addition to Halloween jewelry.
And don’t forget about skulls!
Halloween would not be complete without skull beads! Skulls conjure up ideas of death and are scary looking to many people. However skulls were also traditionally used as a form of protection and to scare off bad spirits.
Please Note: Green Girl Beads DO NOT FIT ON PANDORA bracelets.
All of these really cool Green Girl Studios beads are made of pewter and the beads are fairly large, so they would be perfect as a focal bead or pendant, plus they are really affordable since Pewter is a lot less expensive than Sterling Silver.
A little bling in the spring makes everything sparkle better! Swarovski Crystal Beads not only add sparkle to jewelry designs, but below are a few more ways to bedazzle projects and take them to the next level!!
Add some bling to clothing
When I was young metal studs were the in thing to add to jeans, handbags and other clothing. I loved decorating with those, but using crystal would have been so much cooler!!
Try adding Swarovski crystals to clothing in a unique design and then dress it up with other craft materials like organza ribbon, ricrac or even fabric scraps.
Create a one-of-a-kind sparkly design on the back of shirts or jackets with Iron-On Crystal Transfers – Made with Swarovski Crystal Components!
Embellish everything in the house
When it comes to home decor, the sky is the limit for adding a special sparkle with Swarovski crystals.
Dress up a simple gift bag with a charm or bracelet made with Swarovski crystals. Another idea to make a gift really unique is to use beautiful Swarovski crystals to embellish gift bags.
My favorite projects are fancy Wine Glass Charms made with Swarovski crystals or decorating an old lampshade with flowers made of Swarovski crystals.
Somehow the year has just flown by, and I have hardly touched this blog! Do I have a good reason why I haven’t been posting regularly? Not really, but I do have 4 flimsy reasons, and you can use these same excuses for just about anything.
There are many reasons to start writing a blog and there are just as many reasons not to start blogging, or to start one and then ignore it.
One article I read recently focused on getting out to meet other people instead of blogging, which kind of reinforced my recent thoughts about finding local businesses who would carry my Vampire Diaries earrings and bracelet or my handmade rosaries.
That right there would require face to face meetings, and I could probably come up with the same 4 reasons not to solicit!!
4 reasons I have ignored my blog lately
I have an appointment – that is always a good reason! A doctor appointment, an appointment with the BEACH, a dinner date, you name it!
I just don’t feel like it – this is one of my top reasons, and it is associated with number 3
Takes too much time – it really does take a lot of time, no matter how easy everyone says it is! First you have to write, then look up keywords and think of cool ways to illustrate because some people only look at the pictures!
FREE HBO/Cinemax weekend! – that’s right, because watching a new flick is always a good reason not to blog or do anything 🙂
These 4 reasons are so generic that you can use them for just about anything!!
I do like to share ideas, and new cool beads and I will continue to do that. But somehow this year has just slipped past me. I really just wrote this little article to kind of apologize for not posting much lately.
What are your reasons for not blogging? Are they the same reasons for not beading or not exercising? Or not doing anything? Comments are welcome!
St Patricks Day is coming in March and I wanted to share a few Irish Celtic Jewelry ideas! Even though this is right around the corner on March 17, there is still time to make something – in fact, if you love beads, there is ALWAYS time to create!
Irish jewelry ideas for St. Patrick’s Day
First of all, anything green or with a clover will work, but below are a few jewelry making ideas for inspiration!
This Sterling Silver Tiger Bead from Carlo Biagi (UPDATE: This bead is sold out and no longer available making it officially extinct!) is the perfect charm for bracelets themed around a sports team, spiritual energies or for animal lovers. The large diameter hole has no threading and it is compatible with many popular bracelets.
Over the years this European charm has been very popular due to its symbolism of this ferocious animal.
Tiger beads and symbolism
The tiger has always been an important symbol, and throughout history you see it’s influence in art, literature, or as a mascot.
Here are just a few interesting facts:
The tiger is the largest cat! For those of us who love cats, it is a dream to own such a huge kitty.
It is one of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac, the next year of the Tiger is 2022.
The Detroit Tigers football team was named after the nickname of the Detroit Light Guard Military Unit
There are 9 different sub species: three are extinct and the remaining six are endangered
This popular sterling silver bead is also on my bead “endangered list”. There are only a handful of these beads available and they will not be restocked. (UPDATE: This bead is sold out and no longer available making it officially extinct!)
If you are waiting for just the right time to buy this bead, then NOW would be the time. (When they are all gone, and officially extinct, I will update this page.)
To answer the most asked question – yes they will fit on PANDORA bracelets and are also compatible with Troll, Chamilia, and other trendy charm bead bracelets.
The bead hole is 5mm and is smooth (no threading) making them easy to slip on an off any bracelet chain.
This Murano glass bead is fashioned after the colors of the Bengal Tiger. Together these two beads are a great combo to represent this charismatic cat.
Leather bracelets and necklaces are always in style and are a more casual type of jewelry to wear every day. It’s really easy to put together a new look for your arm or neck with the versatile Carlo Biagi black leather cord.
How to make black leather bracelets or necklaces
Pick out your favorite beads or charms
Slide them onto the leather cord
Tie knots at different points on the bracelet or necklace to hold the beads
Measure for your neck or wrist and then tie another knot!
Use any type of leather cord, approximately 40″ long so you can wrap or tie in any way you choose.
String on some beads or charms, tie a few knots and you have a really cool custom jewelry bracelet or necklace!
Need a different look at a low-cost? With just a few beads you can create a fashionable lariat style necklace! It’s easy to change whenever you want!
Beads are sold separately and are only shown in pictures above as an example. Leather cord will also work with Chamilia, Pandora and other popular large hole beads.