Halloween Stake-Out

Fall is trying to make its entrance and it’s been getting spooky in the studio.

I reviewed the pieces I have on hand from last year, and was inspired to make more.

With my plant stakes having such a positive response I decided to try a batty design as well.

I pulled a generic bat shape from google, designed by Rubberboots and Elf Shoes and placed a printout on my Now That’s A Jig! as a guideline.

Then I started wrapping wire around the lines, mostly in freeform. Soon I added the paper.

The result makes me happy.

 

I also had my book setup on the other jig, and decided to use my halloween stamps to make magic spell books.

Of course my witches only cast good spells, we’re all about spreading kindness and making the world a better place.

It is time consuming to attach the individual pages, but the result is worth it.

I’m playing with various colors and ‘contents.’

My skull pendants tend to ‘disappear’ each season so I made a few of those as well.

Sacred Art has parts of my Halloween Collection in stock now. When I head for my next haircut ChromaK8 will get some pendants as well.

I also dropped off some items at the Evanston Pop Up Gallery.

You can peruse the newest Halloween Creations at the Handmade Market on Saturday. I am looking forward to that new-to-me event at the Empty Bottle from noon to 4 pm on October 14.

I’ll bring the Calcite stakes I made out of a shattered gemstone.

I am also making skull bead pendants, and this red one was snapped up right away.

I hope the Halloween revelers enjoy these new pieces, and look forward to watching the parade of trick or treaters go by.

Do you have a costume in mind yet?

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I meant to get my travel blog started but I had too much fun in the studio.

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Halloween is coming, and I picked up some napkins in Germany to expand the collection from last year.

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So I set about wrapping wire based on the designs.

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I used the Now That’s A Jig! Big rounds to shape the wire.

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Then I adhered the napkin, which turned out to be of fabulous waxing caliber.

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Skull beads are fun.

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Later in the week I rediscovered a stamp I had purchased after last year’s season.

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So I made a whimsical spider pendant that reminds me of Jip en Janneke illustrations.

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My sister’s felted pieces are also very encaustic-friendly, so more “treats” were made.

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Some bitchy witchys didn’t want to do as I said, so they were scrapped and new ones flown into spiderwebs.

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Some of these pendants will be uploaded later in the week, and I am dropping off a small necklace selection at The Collage Cafe during tomorrow’s playtime drop-in.

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Have fun getting your Halloween adornments together! It’s fun to add to the collection and I am curious to see what goes to new homes this year.

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