Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween GI Joe Pendant

I didn’t put much effort into a Halloween costume last year, so this time around I made sure to go all out, including making a new necklace to go along with the outfit. The Harley Quinn necklace from two years ago was a fun project, and I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity this Halloween - plus it would be a great time to use up some destash beads.

We decided to go as characters from our favorite video game, which has been renamed "The G.I. Joe Game" at our house. It held the record for most guns in a video game ever, so I thought that was a good place to start. I went through all of the action figure accessories in the toy box, and chose one that would make a good pendant - one that had a place for a bead loop, that is.

G.I. Joe Pendant

The red-lined sapphire seed beads are from the destash tray. I added them awhile back for possible use in a multi-strand design. The holes are just too small for most stitches, but for this project I didn’t mind suffering through a few needle switches. I used openwork right angle weave to make a simple chain, and frogged a clasp from another necklace . Even though I never take apart pieces, I had saved this one because the beads in it are just too good to go to waste.

As for our costumes, they are totally custom made. I put together and altered items from the back of my closet to get the Lilith look. Despite heavy rain, we had a blast. I had to carry an umbrella to keep my hair from melting - the wig is custom colored and shaped with a mixture of Kool-aid powder and conditioner.

Lilith and Claptrap

What was your Halloween costume this year?

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  1. So adorable! How old is the boy? We have a 3 year old grandgirl here with us today and we sure had fun with her on Halloween!

  2. He's 4 going on 8! He comes up to my hip already, but not quite ready to learn beading yet. Not that he doesn't try from time to time!


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