WOOHOO I’m back
I feel like this is my ghost blog… in that I make a ghostly appearance every few months or so, remind you that I once lived and that I’m sad about being dead, and then disappear to haunt some other places for a while. Agh I’m sorry. Whatever, I’m a flake I guess.
I’ve been nannying like crazy these days. This is what nannying looks like:
So yeah, it’s obviously craaazzy. Haha. But seriously, those kids do sap all of the energy out of me. So I’m showing you a crafty diy that I did back in MAY for Mother’s Day. Lameskies, lateskies, whatevskies.
It’s cute and easy, so I hope you’ll forgive my absence. Basically you just need some thick, pliable wire. I think that this is 18 gauge? Maybe 16? It’s not a hard wire, but rather a nice bendy craft wire that I found at the craft store.
I used pliers to bend it, but if you don’t have any, trusty ol’ hands would work too. I basically just practiced my cursive skills and bent the wire to form letters. Then, I tied a simple cord to the pendant and VOILA it was complete.
Perfect for somebody that you love, or that loves the word love, or that loves to wear the word love, or that hates love but wants to be ironic? Either way, I LOVE IT. And I think my mom did too
Oh and PS I can promise you another blog post TOMORROW. That is a promise I can keep. Because I already wrote it… HA!
Hello one and alll! I am writing you as a college graduate and now that I’ve passed that major milestone I am struck with an impending sense of death and doom. Just kidding. But I have been seeing all of these rad skull necklaces around the interwebz and since I am now officially a post-grad twenty-something, I thought I could make a sort of viable connection.
Well, no, the truth is I love these skull necklaces and I just wanted to make a post about the skull as fashion accessory and my love for it. And I also graduated college. So, those two things aren’t really connected but for the sake of this post. So there you go.
So I’ve been lusting after these rad skull pendants but didn’t have any of my own, so I decided to bust out some clay. I had some Fimo clay called “marble” that has a white base and little bits of glitter spread throughout it. It looks like a marble stone when it’s dried, and is perrrrfect for skulls.
The process was pretty simple: 1) roll and mush a grape-sized ball of clay around until it is easy to work with, 2) form it into a skullish shape, 3) then add the eyes, nose, and teeth. Then, 4) stick an eye pin into it’s top and bake it according to the clay directions. When it comes out 5) use a permanent pen to add shading to the eye sockets, nose, and teeth holes.
He’s a funny little guy (and oh god please ignore my nails… looks like I tore apart a zombie with my hands).
I strung him on some brown cord and I’ve been wearing him ever since! Next I may have to encrust one in glitter or rhinestone the bejesus out of one. I guess it’s safe to say this isn’t the last you’ll see of skulls. Perhaps my inner goth is coming out… haha
So there you go. I graduated college and I am now obsessed with skulls. Melodramatic much? hahaha