Friday, September 19, 2008

Yo ho ho and all that

I was going to load up the pirate lexicon page and write this whole post in pirate lingo, but then I realized that my enthusiasm for Talk Like A Pirate Day has really waned. I'm much more interested in Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day. Maybe it's because pirates don't wear goggles (unless they're airship pirates!).

Regardless, it is somewhat fitting that I made a necklace with a skull today! Of course, he's more of a Dia de los Muertos skull than a pirate skull, but that's OK. This was a really fun necklace to work on. Most of the length is spiral tubular herringbone with black Japanese seed beads and green satin Czech (I think?) cut seed beads. Then it turns into four strung strands of those same beads, gathered at short intervals by vintage pressed glass flower beads... all topped off by a skull bead from Earthenwood Studios. Oh yes, and a green satin glass button with a floral design. Gotta have a cute button clasp on a Ndebele spiral.

I have to take more pictures tomorrow, and then I'll list him on Etsy. I sort of decided on a whim to take a bunch of BFAC photos today, so that pushed back my photography time for Mr. Skully-Man here. Now I just need to decide if I like these BFAC pictures.


  1. LOL I think he looks good!

  2. Thank you! I thought it would be fun to transition the Ndebele into stringing :)