1st Annual Danse Macabre Blog Hop
I am so excited to present the first ever (hosted by me) Danse Macabre Blog Hop.
Danse Macabre, in case you missed the post about this, is the Dance of Death, the dance we all must make through life on our way to the grave for we all must come to the same end, rich man, poor man, bagger man, thief, priest and pope. It’s the same end for everyone. What we do with our lives is more important than what we have or acquire so we should all celebrate life by laughing at death and the fears of “things that go bump in the night”. Our challenge was to take either a generic term for something macabre, like vampire or ghost or to choose a specific character from television, books or movies and design something for them. It did not have to be jewelry. It could be any type of craft. I had such a talented group of ladies sign up, I cannot wait to see what they all made!
Those of you who know me also know that our whole family is known locally as “The Addams Family”. We all love Halloween, the spooky, the scary and the weird and wonderful. I chose my designs for the television Adams Family for whom we are named.
I made this huge sugar skull for my “coffin book case” that my son built for me. It’s some definite Addams décor.
Here is my “pet bird” in his cage. You can see his tiny skeleton toy and if you look close, there is a tiny ceramic cattle skull in his nest. I just painted his cage black. He does not sing much, but I suppose that could be a good thing. Maybe Morticia can teach him some French.
Now for some jewelry. Morticia Adams is such a classy lady, I designed her this lacy cuff bracelet.
I also made her some “beerings” with Day of the Dead beer caps and a matching key fob for Gomez.
I made Lurch a key fob with a Hobgoblin beer cap. It sort of looks like Lurch!
This bat gargoyle moon necklace has brass stampings and filigree
A pair of bat wing earrings for Morticia’s other black dress
and, maybe my favorite thing……….this “mummy’s mirror” necklace with such a weird cabochon and brass filigree
Yes, I went crazy loco. I made lots more stuff but will put that on my Facebook page. For now, I hope you will go visit my friends and see what dances they are doing.
Lee Koopman Strega Jewellry
Sam Waghorn Pale Moon Creations
Dini Bruinsma Angaza by Changes
Mowse Doyle Mouse Made This
Robin Showstack The Crazy Bead Hoarder
Amy Jorgensen Hoarders Corner
Nan Smith Wired Nan
Tammy Adams Paisley Lizard
Catherine King Catherine’s Musings
Michelle McCarthy Firefly Designs Studio
Betony Maiden Beadwenches Blog
Becca White Morgana Fey Creations
Kim Dworak Cianci Blue
Tami Norris Tamis Creative Spot
Inge Von Roos Inge’s Blog
Terry Jeanette Carter Tapping Flamingo
Deb Fortin Mhoti Studio
Melissa Trudinger Bead Recipes