Thursday 25 October 2012

day 25 of S&S 31 days of Hallowe'en

I have so many ideas in my head of what I wanted to make for this epic 31 day blog hop, organised by Smeared and Smudged, but time constraints have stopped them in the thought cycle. I'll definitely start to prepare earlier next year. The rules and details of all the fabulous sponsors that have generously donated prizes along the way can be found on Terra's Blog and of course on the Smeared and Smudged forum. The blog list is still there in my right hand side bar - should you get lost. Thank you all that have kept up with me so far. Your kind comments really make this epic task worth it all. To those of you that are also blogging your projects as well as commenting - hats off to you. I still don't know when you'd be sleeping, haha.

Today's project is something to be worn. Not just for Hallowe'en either. I know quite a few people that would wear something like this on any day of the year.
A bracelet
made from wooden tiles that are 1.5" x 0.75".
the image is the Skull with Roses image from Rick St Dennis. Just one of the fabulous sponsors of this hop.
The tiles were already stained red. Holes were drilled then sponged with some gold archival ink, then came the images. The original was coloured with promarkers then scanned. Reduced in size using my graphics program and half the images flipped, to form a mirror image. Printed onto paper and stuck onto the tile with a drop of glossy accents. More glossy accents to seal but while still fresh, some nail art gems were embedded. The sides have been waxed with gold paste to give a sheen.
When all dry, the tiles were made into a bracelet using jewellery findings.
That's your lot from this cubby hole today. I hope you went to see the lovely Valerie before visiting here and I'm sure equally lovely Sharon would show you a warm welcome over at her blog next.

I am entering these onto the page of DominoART of Leigh's Readers' Gallery


  1. Wicked awesomeness! This is gorgeous!

  2. Ooooo aaaaaaaahhhhhh, oooohhhhhh my! Fabulous!! Another fab entry for my Readers's Gallery..Yes!!!

  3. Wow helen this is so very awesome

  4. Beautiful bracelet! The images are wonderful and I really like how the whole thing is assembled!

  5. bravo bravo bravo and I am standing clapping..this is marvelous.
    susan s

  6. Fabulously executed and I would positively wear it. Thank you for sharing your artwork.

  7. Wow I would wear it love it fantastic
    Hugs xxx

  8. Helen~GREAT bracelet!! LOVE the orange and the skulls!

  9. Oh I would definitely wear this! Fabulous, Helen! I need to start scanning my colored images. so convenient for projects such as this Love, love, LOVE it! xxD

  10. This is for me! Right? Your bracelet frickin rocks! I hear ya with the projects you want to make, but don't have time. My head is full, but unfortunately, so are my days. You have made one helluva stunning bracelet! Great work!

  11. Lovely bracelet, wonderful project!

  12. Another fab creation, love it!