Sunday, May 31, 2009

Jack O'Lantern Necklace

Here is a handmade necklace that is now listed on eBay. I made it for the HA31 May Jewelry Challenge. The challenge was to create a piece of jewelry or something small to hang like on a rearview mirror or ceiling fan pull. It could be Halloween related or not, but of course, I went with the Halloween theme. I love Jack O'Lanterns, so I decided to make some polymer clay jol beads and I also added a cabochon one to the pendant. The chain and pendant is black nickel and I added white and green pearl beads. I also added 3 light green saphires to the pendant that are kind of hard to see in the pics. The necklace meaures about 14 inches long from the lobster clasp to the beads hanging from the bottom of the pendant.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket





Click the link below if you would like to view the auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=290321194894

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Haunted House For Sale!

Photobucket



Well, I finally have the haunted house photo box completed and listed on eBay! It seemed like it took long enough but I am happy with the results!


As you can see I handpainted the sides to look like old painted wood shingles and made polymer clay panels that fit into where 4 photos were originally supposed to go. I also painted the roof using another faux wood technique and I covered the original knob to the lid with a handmade polymer clay stone chimney. As I mentioned before everything has been handmade out of polymer clay except for the wood window shutters, the plexiglass and curtains for the windows! There is also a base on the bottom that winds up to slowly spin the house around and play music. I replaced the old musical movement with a new one that plays Alfred Hitchcock's theme "The Funeral March of the Marionette". If your speakers are on I have added the song to my music player so you know what it will sound like.


Photobucket




Here is the tree that I showed you in the prior post. The trick or treaters that were in my sketch were on the house too, but the tree ate them! Just kidding! LOL

Photobucket


The person inside the window is my husband! He was never able to get out after he installed the lights! Just kidding again!

Photobucket

Photobucket


The inside has a Jack O'Lantern switch to turn the lights on and off that my husband installed inside the box to light up the windows. There are also 2 photo books that together hold 48 4x6 photos!

Photobucket

Photobucket


Below are a couple of pics of the lights when they are on. I could not get very good dark pics with my camera, it looks a lot better then the pics show. There are two yellow led lights inside the windows to light up the silhouttes and there are green leds behind the ghost and the tree. The ghost also glows in the dark.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Each side of the photo box measures about 9 inches wide with the clay pieces and 10.5 inches tall including the spinning base and chimney.

Thank you so much for looking!




Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Open House Delayed

Yes, as you can see I have not posted pics or the auction yet for my haunted house. Unfortunately I came down with something and was not able to work on it, but I am feeling better now and am about ready to finally put this house on the market. My husband and I also did some little adjustments and was able to do more than what we originally had planned. We hope to have the finishing touches completed tonight!! This project has been very challenging and yet very fun for me!! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did creating it! Pictures will be posted soon, sorry for the delay! Here is another sneak peek of some more clay work that we did.

Photobucket

Everything on the house will be hand made out of polymer clay except for the window shutters.

Well, I better get back to work!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Haunted House Under Construction!

I am currently working on a haunted house photo box. I should have it completed in a few days and ready to post this sunday on eBay. I was planning on listing it last night, but I have not had the time to sit down and work on it like I had hoped. I did get quite a bit done this weekend, so I thought I would show some pics of what I have so far.

I found this really cool photo box the shape of a house and thought it would be fun to turn it into a haunted house. Here is a rough sketch that I did a while back. I normally don't do sketches because I am always changing my mind, but since I was decorating 4 sides, I kind of needed a plan.

Photobucket

The pic below shows the photo box painted and ready to be put back together, that is if I can remember how to put it back together. My husband always gets after me because I get so excited to start a new project I just start taking it apart and forget how I did it. I did a Halloween gumball machine once and he ended up having to sit down and figure out how to get it working again. Oops!

Photobucket

The last pic here is of a door and a side panel that I made out of polymer clay. I plan on putting the clay side panels where the photos were supposed to go in the box to give it more of a relief look.

Photobucket


I will post more pics of the house as soon as it is completed! There are some special things that I am adding to this piece that I will share with you then.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Spring Challenge Goodies!

Here are the goodies that I received from the Spooky Spring Challenge. I feel so special to not only be the Featured Artist on the HA31 website, but to also receive these wonderful pieces from three awesome artists!!!

The first piece I received is a cool skeleton ACEO from Bob with B.l.ink. Here is a close up of the ACEO. It is titled "Day Streaming"! Bob creates these very cool ACEOs with skeletons and they are so detailed! It is always exciting to see what he is going to come up with next!!

Photobucket





Here it is framed!! I just love it!! Thank you so much Bob!! Photobucket




To see more of Bob's work or if you would like to purchase one of his ACEOs click here:
b.l.ink



Next, I received some wonderful items from Heather with Witch Hollow Primitives.
Here is an awesome 8x10 painting titled "Autumn Moon". She does great paintings, I just love the silhouette style. I am so excited, I am looking for a frame for it now!


Photobucket


I also received from her a Shabby Hag Sisterhood Tote. Isn't it fabulous?! I just love the colors!!
Photobucket


I even received some banana bread scented candles that she made that smells wonderful and a Halloween tin sign!! Thank you so much Heather, I feel so spoiled!!!!
Photobucket

You can visit Heather's blog at
Witch Hollow Primitives

or you can check out her eBay auctions here:
witch_hollow_primitives



Last, but definitely not least, I received 3 adorable ornaments with a cute little tray that says "HA31 Spring Challenge Winner 2009" from Cyndie with Hallowprimfancy. This is very special, it even has my name on the bottom.
Photobucket


The ornaments are so cute! I love the glitter and the little ribbon collars! Now my daughter is wanting to get a Halloween tree this year to decorate!!
Photobucket

Thank you so much Cyndie!

You can see Cyndie's auctions here:
hallowprimfancy






Thank you all again so much!! HA31 is just an awesome group with some very awesome artists, as you can see!!





HA31 is getting ready to do a jewelry challenge next, I will post more information later!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails