I’ve got a couple of Halloween parties this weekend, neither one of which calls for a costume. This either means I am getting old, or I need more festive friends.
This also means I need a way to infuse some Halloween fun without being the only one in the room drinking wine in a Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle costume.
Man, I hate when that happens.
Ahh. Nothing like a neck full of hand bones to break in the autumn spirit.
I found a baggy of skeleton hands at the craft store for $3.99. Thought I was going to glue them to the rim of a tray to use as a candy dish, but backed out in favor of putting my time into costume jewelery (that happens a lot around here). Twenty minutes and an old silver necklace later, it’s a big freaky statement necklace collar thing. If you are familiar with jump rings, you know how this went down. If you are not familiar and need a crash course in basic jewelry making, this is it.
This project has shown me that just about anything can be added to an old necklace with some simple jump rings. I mean, skeleton hands are only the beginning. What about, say, coasters? Silverware. Baby shoes. Bottle caps. Old copies of Sports Illustrated. If you can hole it you can hang it. I feel Christmas comin’ on!