Ok. By now you should all now just how damn talented the Wicked Bloggers of 31 Days are. Sick. Everyday I get a ton of creep-tastic inspiration, and it’s hard to decided which idea to do first. Well, I am always extremely inspired by Black Dragon, who I am proud to say, is now on 2 Design Teams with me! Not just Smeared & Smudged, but StampInsanity as well. And the inspiration never fails to come when I am looking at her blog. Well, guess who inspired this piece???
On Monday, Black Dragon showed us an incredible piece of art jewelry that she created using a domino and a digi image of Frankenstein from Strange Skin. Well, The piece blew my mind! And, being a silversmith/beader….that’s pretty damn good!
It’s been a few days since I used a Strange Skin image (and let’s be realistic, I wanna show off my sister and her boyfriend’s amazing digis as much as I can!), so I knew it was time to play with one. If you recall, I had made a Zombie Box (which Jorge named the Zombox) using this image. I had printed it out a few times to see which size I liked best for the box. This was one of my rejects.
So I colored it in using my colored pencils and then I cut it out. I grabbed a domino (given to me by Kathi!), and inked it with 3 colors of alcohol ink, to kind of give it a dirty, zombie-esq look.
I Mod Podged the hell out of it, but in a matte finish. Not glossy. Then was the tough part. How was I going to attach it to a necklace? Now again, I AM a silversmith. I have a degree in it. I have been an avid beader my entire life. But, I am way out of practice. So, I dusted off my box of Wild Wire (copper wire that has been coated in asst. colors), grabbed some of my beloved pliers, and started to play. I wanted to give it that sort of plate hanger look (you know what I mean right?)…which I did, but I still needed a loop at the top.
So after screwing around with it for a little while, and looking through some really old coils I had made, I came up with what you see in the top photo. Please feel free to click on any of the pics to see them bigger. It’s kinda messy (which I like), and kinda haphazard (which I also like). Now all I need to do is make a necklace for it. And tonight is not that night. But as soon as I do (And I truly hope I can do it really soon…like this week.), I will photograph it for you to see.
As it stands now, I think it’s pretty rad. And I think Pam and Jorge will like it too. Black Dragon, since you were the inspiration behind this piece, I am itching to know what YOU think! And of course, the rest of you out there! Make sure you check out the rest of the Wicked Bloggers…posted on my sidebar. I hope I inspired you today! ;}
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