Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Ghost Necklace

The Winter BazaarWelcome to the second week of the Winter Bazaar, to participate, leave your link below, each time you do through October 24th you'll be entered in the drawing for a prize.

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Ghost PendantPolymer clay is one of the best craft products ever made--it can be used for nearly anything--and to make this cute Halloween necklace I used pearlescent white Sculpey clay which makes a wonderful lightly marbled effect.

First, use a rolling pin to lightly roll a piece of clay to about 1/4 inch thickness, then cut the basic outline of the ghost with a razor blade or an Exacto knife. Smooth the edges with your fingers, you can make them a little cleaner by rolling a smooth edge (like a fat pen) along them. Slightly bend up his arms to give him some movement, then poke a needle through his head. You'll need to then make it a little wider by poking a wooden skewer through, it ought to be large enough for a cord to string through.

Bake him at 130 degrees for 15 minutes, let him cool, string him on a leather cord, attach a barrel clasp and you've got the cutest little ghost pendant on the block. If you don't have time to make your own you're welcome to browse through my Etsy shop where I have extras for sale.

If you'd like to participate in this week's Winter Bazaar please leave a link to your post below, there were some wonderful ideas last week so I can't wait to see what you come up with this time. Also, Overwhelmed with Joy is starting her holiday recipe collection again and Mamanista is hosting a Halloween recipe carnival, both worth a visit.



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Have you got your post submitted for the Write-Away Contest? "Things that scare me" is the topic and I'd love to hear what's got you shivering.

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21 comments:

Jen@BigBinder said...

Ooh! I'm excited! I hope participating brings me out of my halloween lameness. Thank you for hosting!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Yippee! I was ready this week, and an early bird too :)

The Preacher's Wife said...

Is there no end to your cuteness? I don't have a bazaar idea...i'm the bible study girl on Wednesdays but I love this idea and enjoy the posts...:))

Lisa

chickadee said...

adorable little ghost!

chelle said...

OOooo the necklace is too cute!

An Ordinary Mom said...

My Internet connection has been crazy all day! This is the third time I am trying to leave a comment ...

Great necklace idea. My daughter would love this!

Cocoa said...

Having too much fun seeing everyone's great ideas!

Erica Douglas said...

Your Etsy shop looks amazing, you should be publicising it more :) good value too!

Amy W said...

Can't wait to see everyone's ideas today!

Janet said...

I love love love Sculpey. I've made a number of switchplate covers, plaques and some mushrooms for the garden (for about .75 each instead of the $18 the catalog wanted. sheesh). But no halloween things - the ghost necklace has inspired me though! Both kids would love it. Tomorrow is our down day (nowhere to go), so that may be our project. Thanks!

Annie said...

Great Necklace! Everybody else has good ideas, too. We'll have to get going on them!

Karen said...

That is so cute, Michelle. Very clever.

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

That is a cute idea!!!!

Summer said...

That is so cute!!

Daisy said...

But...but...how do you know it's not a she-ghost?

Heffalump said...

I bet you could make some nice little earings this way as well. I love polymer clay!

wynne said...

@#$@#!!! THERE ARE TWO L's IN HALLOWEEN! Drat. That's what I get for coming to your blog for the VERY FIRST TIME (because of sarah the flake), and linking my blog on yours: I look like an idiot who can't even spell "Halloween." Ah, well.

Pleased t' meet you, scribbit. And thanks for the halloween guidance.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

What a cute necklace. The great part about letting kids do this craft is that the weirder the shape, the better.

Kate said...

Cute little ghost!

Me and Them said...

Thank you for the fun ideas! I enjoy them so much! :D

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, what a cute ghost! I'm going to try to make this! :)

Thanks for the plug for my upcoming, "Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style" recipe exchange!

I hope you can join me for that on 7 November.