Oct 2, 2017

Halloween Jewelry Time

Kophinos Gold 22mm Plated Pewter Charm
Just about any holiday is a good excuse for making themed jewelry, and now that October has rolled around again, that means Halloween will be here soon. Don't wait until the last minute to order your own Halloween goodies, such as beads, charms, and findings. You can create some fast and fun jewelry to wear during the entire month of October, and you only need a few themed components. For example, Kophinos charms come in sets of two and also include a jump ring. Simply add these to some ear wires for a pair of easy earrings you can make and wear in minutes.

Scary Cat Brass 15mm Plated Pewter Charm
A simple necklace design can be created with macrame knots and colorful Chinese Knotting Cord. Dangle a cute Scary Cat charm from the center. This brass cat comes with a jump ring so you can easily attach it to just about any piece of jewelry. 

Chain is another good option for fast jewelry, and decorative linked chain can add some beautiful elegance to a jewelry design. Beadshop has a large selection of chain by the foot, so you can get a little to make a bracelet or a lot to make a long necklace that has lots of drape. Add a Jack O'Lantern Charm to one of the chain's links, and you have a piece you can wear every day of the month. 

Jack O'Lantern Silver 12mm Plated Pewter Charm
Besides charms, you can infuse the Halloween spirit into your beaded jewelry by adding color through the stringing materials you select. Along with Irish waxed linen cord that comes in various shades of purple, black, orange, and yellow, you can select leather, C-Lon, or Chinese Knotting Cord from Beadshop's large selection of stringing media

Purple Full Spool 4 Ply Irish Waxed Linen
Finally, beads, of course, are an easy solution to your Halloween needs. No doubt you could spend all day browsing through Beadshop's huge selection of beads, but some possibilities include unusual Czech Crystal Orange Rainbow beads. They could be teamed up with charms and other larger beads to create a Float-Away style necklace.
4mm Crystal Orange Rainbow Czech Fire Polish Glass Beads

Vineyard Mix Czech Fire Polish Glass Beads are another option. They have layers of color starting with black glass underneath. The final result is a variegated look. 
4mm Vineyard Mix Czech Fire Polish Glass Beads
For a little less sparkle and a classic style, black is always the way to go. Gemstone lovers will gravitate to black onyx, and these are available in a number of sizes and finishes. Chunky 8mm black onyx is sold as an eight inch strand with 25 beads per strand. Soft Flex is a good stringing product to use with these large beads. 
8mm Onyx Round
We'd love to see the Halloween goodies you are cooking up for October. Remember to share on our Facebook page as well as by email to be featured here on our Blog in a future Connections Post

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