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Sugar Skulls Pendant

Greetings! Today I share with you a pendant. Not a card! A pendant! As many of you know, I am a jewelry maker first and foremost. Hell, I have a degree in it! Paper crafting is secondary…so that gives you an idea about how passionate I am for jewelry! Sadly, it takes me a bit longer sometimes to make personal adornments…for a few reasons…one of which is that my paper crafting stuff is always “out.” Exposed paper trays and markers are easier to get to then 15 bead boxes that are stuck behind my craft room door, or my silversmithing workshop that is currently housing my mom’s Halloween stuff (don’t even get me started!). So, paper stuff gets made way more. But huzzah! I used chipboard for my pendant! A paper crafting supply! :)

I recently acquired the Sugar Skulls stamp set from none other than Bombshell Stamps. But all I’ve had a chance to do was ink up Phoenix and Rhiannon with skulls and flowers on their hand. Their request. Guess who asked for the skulls and who asked for the flowers? Rhiannon wanted the skulls! Go fig! Anywho…I had this bleached chipboard oval from Technique Tuesday, and I thought the border would be perfect on it. So I stamped it with Staz-On, and colored it in with Distress Inks. But I needed to utilize both sides! So, I used some of the other skulls in the set (stamped out with my little girl’s help!).

Again, stamped with Staz-On and colored with Distress Inks. I guess I’m on kind of a Distress Ink kick huh? Didja see my post yesterday?

See the bit o’ sheen? That’s actually a whole mess of layers of Amazing Glaze by Judikins. Now it looks like ceramic, but ways a whole lot less! You really can’t tell unless you feel the weight of it, that it’s chipboard.

Super shiny! I love how this turned out. I added only a few beads, but they have quite a presence that works really well with the size of the pendant. It’s 2 1/2” long. I will most definitely be making more of these! And, I may just add some to my Etsy shop. What do you think???

Tomorrow is not only a new StampInsanity Challenge (in which I use…you guessed it! Distress Inks!), but also the latest Smeared & Smudged Member Blog Hop. So please visit me again tomorrow. Have an inspiring day!!!


Creative Craft Challenges: Embossing

Flourishes: Flowers

Sweet Stamps: For the Ladies (Well it is a necklace!)

Incy Wincy Designs: Flower Frenzy

Make it Monday: Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar: April Flowers Shall Bring Forth Flowers


Cindy Haffner said…
Alison you are so CREATIVE!!~
Suzi McKenzie said…
Absolutely stunning, I love it :)
Carol W. said…
Stunning necklace, love it. Looking forward to tomorrow! TFS
Kathi said…
Wow. That's totally fantastic. I love that it's two sided and that the sides are different. Gorgeous!!!

If I were you, I don't know if I could part with it on Etsy...

Off to go research Judikins Glaze!!!
Erica said…
This is amazing! Beautiful work friend! Hugs!!!!
Dawnll said…
Totally amazing! Love that you made a necklace- I would love to wear this- it is so fun.
Would love to hear the Halloween decoration story-lol
Thank you for sharing with us this week at
Sweet Stamps Challenge
Thanks for joining us.
Micki said…
OMG, I'm soooooo CASEING this. lOVe it.
cheryl said…
oh this is just stunning what an amazing design,just love it,bless you for playing at CCC hugs cheryl xxxx
Alaine said…
THIS ROCKS!!!! I love this. I have been thinking about trying something like this. My eldest is allergic to nickel, so she doesn't wear a lot of jewelry, but this looks so cool, and she ADORES the skulls!
Mary Frances said…
WOW! Love your necklace. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Stamps! Good Luck :)
I have been waiting impatiently to see this ever since you mentioned it. It is epically, wonderfully, awesome. I would never have guessed it was chipboard. So veeeeeery kewl.

You definitely need to stock a few of these in your etsy shop.
Sandy Fredrick said…
Love the skulls, what a novel idea. Thank you for joining our challenge at
Michelle said…
Wow, amazing, looks incredible. love that shine you achieved.

Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Just a reminder that there is a new prize up for grabs this week, in addition to the regular featured blogger. To encourage everyone to share a little blog love, someone’s comment on one of the entries to this week’s linky party will be randomly chosen as the winner.

The only criteria is that you have to mention that you saw their creation on the Make It Monday linky party in your comment.

So the more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning.

Good luck.

Michelle :-)
Laura said…
love these soooo much
Rochelle said…
Wow... creativity at its finest! I wish I knew how to make projects like this!

Thanks for linking up at Michelle's Make It Monday. Hope to see more!

dragonllew said…
That looks fantastic my DD would love it. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.

Jenny x
Unknown said…
I love these pendants!! Fantastic images and beads! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.
Beverley said…
This is fantastic, love it so much!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Bev x

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