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Drops of Crimson

About this design:

I was inspired by Tinkerhawk's fresh pick "Vampires" yesterday. Even though I didn't have any of the components I used the same color palette to start something Halloweeny. Halloween is my second favorite holiday!


Red Pepper Toho seed beads from LB, Swarovski teardrop and bicones from my stash, red glass rondells from Bealls, all the rest...chain, beads and bat from Walmart.

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  1. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    What a great Halloween piece…that bat is perfect! Love the red beads–Elvira would be proud! LOL

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is really so neat and I love how you put the bat a loop away from the clasp. How clever.

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    So great for Halloween! Love the deep rich reds in this, and that bat is so awesome!

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh now this is pretty cool. Love the different chain. The red crystal is inspired!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    This is fantastic not only for the Halloween, love it :D

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Great for this holiday, but subtle! Love the bat.

  7. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments! I’m glad you agree that it could be worn outside the Halloween season. My idea was to make a piece that was more grown up and classy than the usual novelty Halloween jewelry.

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love the color, love the design, LOVE the BAT! Great for Halloween and the bat is a nice whimsical touch. :D

  9. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What a great design, Angela – - although “pretty goth” sounds like an oxymoron, this is how I might describe this !

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Very cool! Reminds me of medieval-ish jewelry. Very striking and definitely classy!

  11. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Love this, classy and goth with a touch of whimsy!

  12. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all! I guess it is kinda Goth and/or medieval-ish. That’s cool too!

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    LOVE the BAT!!!!! Walmart, huh? gotta go there!

  14. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Actually Becky, the bat was part of an earring set I bought 2 years ago. So you won’t be able to find it now. I bought it to decontruct and then reconstruct it into something better… as Ron would say. ;)

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Maybe I can make my own bat. :) I think I have a project for today now. :) I have some sterling Edward Gorey bat earrings I love to wear this time of year or whenever I get ornery. :) I think they need a necklace and bracelet to match. The earrings have little garnets above the bats so you already have my color scheme planned here. :) !!!

  16. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Cute and clever design! The red works so incredibly perfect! Great! :)

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