DIY Halloween Party Jewelry

DIY Jewelry Making  Halloween Style on Candie Cooper's blogIt’s officially October people, so I’m kicking off the month with a quick Halloween Jewelry project!  I love October.  My husband and I got up super early to go to the store for a few things, including some pumpkins.  We found some with long stems.   Is it me, or is a pumpkin without a stem a little bit sad looking?
Halloween Jewelry Idea from Candie CooperFor this necklace, I used bead mix in strands and funky singles along with that sassy black chain.  The “bones” of the necklaces are connected with black Beadalon wire and gunmetal crimps.  Take a peek!
Halloween Beads from Jesse James BeadsBlack acrylic chain from JesseJamesBeads.comBlack beading wire from BeadalonHalloween Party Jewelry from Candie CooperUse this tutorial if you’re new to stringing beads on wire.  It will show you how to crimp, connecting the wire to the chain.

Lately, I seem to be stuck on making slip-over-the-head necklaces and I made them two different lengths so I could wear them together.  This striped bead in the next picture is one of my very favorites.
Halloween Jewelry Idea with Jesse James Beads from Candie CooperHalloween Party JewelryHalloween Jewelry Idea from Candie CooperSo, I’ve got a pretty big to-do list that’s calling my name.  Top secret projects await.  Don’t you hate teasers?  😉  You’re going to love this surprise though!  October 3rd at the White House

On another note:  Tomorrow our children’s gallery, the Wabash White House (I know, I still need to post about this special little place!) is open from 5 to 8 pm for First Friday in Wabash.  If you’re local, come get in the Halloween spirit with us!

Sari Silk Wrapped Beads

Sari Silk Beads on Leather Cord NecklaceMore sari silk love here on the ol’ blog!

This is a project I did on PBS television’s Beads, Baubles and Jewels last December.  Time really does fly!  It is based off a project in my book, Necklaceology.DIY Sari Silk NecklaceBasically, you wrap big macrame beads with sari silk and then embellish them with stitchery and tiny seed beads.  You’ll need a tapestry needle to thread the silk ribbon through.  The needle will run through the center of the bead and around and round.  Put a little glue inside the bead to keep the ribbon from unraveling.Sari Silk Wrapped Beads with LeatherYou can use the tapestry needle for the leather too.  I’m using Beadalon’s Indian leather and spacer beads here.Sari Silk Wrapped BeadsHere’s a link the the Beads, Baubles and Jewels page with the project, photos, and instructions.

necklaceology 2If you’re curious about Necklaceology, may I invite you to take a peek here?

Let’s here it for the weekend already!!

Wishing you a good one!

Jesse James Beads Giveaway

Candie Cooper Jesse James Beads Giveaway 1Do you need more beads in your life?  The kind people at and I thought so.  Enter below to win big time!  5 strands of glory!!

Here’s to a good week, lovely people!

🙂 Candie

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PS-all thoughts shared here are my own.