Sunday, October 22, 2017

Craft Along with GIY: Black and White

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Hey, readers.  It is Craft Along time once again.  This month's theme is Black and White.  For over 3 years, I've had this assortment of large black and white beads that I had no idea what to do with.  After looking them over, an idea finally came to me.

"Necklace!"  So, I pulled out the necklace wire and went to work.  The first time I worked with this wire, I cut it too short and ended up redoing the whole necklace.  This time around, I measured the length of it multiple times to ensure that it would fit around my neck.  Here are the fruits of my labor.


It...looks...awesome.  Didn't know if the silver accents counted against the theme, but I added them anyway.  Again, it...looks...awesome.  Til next time.

Monday, October 16, 2017

A Bloody Good Time


Hey, readers.  I was contacted by SMT Entertainment, and they asked if I could share this cool event on my blog.  That's right, I be shilling for "The Man" now.  I await your hate mail. XD Anyway, on to the event.

It's called the Endless Night Vampire Ball.  This year, it's being held in New Orleans at the House of Blues.  Performers for the event include The Cruxshadows, DJ Angel and others.  Opening ceremonies begin on Thursday, October 26.  The Ball runs from October 27 to October 29.

To learn more about the event, I suggest checking out Endless Night's website.  I took a look at it for myself.  From what I read and saw, it looks like it's going to be super fun.  So, if you live in New Orleans, around the area or plan on heading down that way, hit up the Vampire Ball.  Til next time.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mo Jewelry, Mo Skulls

Hey, readers.  Happy Halloween Month.  I was actually productive this week.  Finished up my project for this month's Craft Along with GIY theme, and made 2 pairs of earrings.  Won't be posting any pics of my project til the end of the month.

So, you'll have to settle for some earring pics instead. =D I made the first pair to go with a necklace that I made for a previous Craft Along theme.



Then, I made these to go with the other black/black and white earrings that I already have.



I also got another 99 cent reusable bag.  This time from Marshalls.  Still haven't figured out if I want to hang them in frames or on canvas yet.  


Til next time.




Thursday, September 28, 2017

Craft Along with GIY: Stranger Wings

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Hey, readers.  The time has come to present my latest creations for this month's Craft Along with GIY theme.  This month's theme is Things with Wings.  Staying in my wheelhouse, I crafted a jewelry set that incorporated wing charms.


Here's a close-up of the earrings.



For the second pair of earrings, I moved away from my black, white and silver/black and silver comfort zone, and went white and silver.  I think they came out really well.  What do you think of my latest masterpieces?  Let me know in the comments.  Til next time.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Let's Talk Handbags

Hey, readers.  A few posts ago, I mentioned a band called As Angels Bleed in a list of music recommendations.  Today, I want to focus on the band's lead vocalist, Avelina De Moray.  Not only is she a talented singer, she's also an awesome handbag designer.

Avelina collaborates with well-known youtubers and creates wonderful pieces of handbag art.  So far, only 3 different handbag designs are available.  But there will be more in the future.  I highly recommend checking out her shop.  Below is a video showing the most recent handbag collab that she did with It's Black Friday.  Til next time.



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

You Skelly?

Hey, readers.  Been pretty chill around here for the past few weeks.  Anyway, I got some new goodies for my bedroom that I wanted to show off.  The first is this reusable shopping bag from Home Goods.  It only costs 99 cents.


The plan is to cut out the design and either frame it or apply it to a piece of canvas and add to it.  Not sure about what to add.  Maybe a glaze.  I have no idea.  But I'll come up with something.

The other thing that I got was a set of sugar skull lights from Rite-Aid.


I'll probably string these along the top of the mirror on the other dresser in my room.  That's it for skull and tell.  Til next time.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Getting There

Hey, readers.  Just wanted to give a little update on how my bedroom is coming along.  Instead of painting the entire room, my mother and I settled on just painting the back wall.  This time, I went with a darker shade of grey instead of a light/silvery grey.  Then, we hung the Bob Macabre prints and Halloween sign.


Once that was done, we decided to add some height to my Trick or Treat sign.


Since I still had some contact paper leftover, we wrapped a spare cardboard box with it and placed it on top of the dresser.  There was plenty of room for the sign, Jack and my new spooky tree.  Speaking of the tree, I got some good news and bad news.  First the bad news.  I wasn't able to fit any of my necklaces on it.

However, my ring and bracelets fit on it perfectly.


Til next time.