September came and went in a flash, and it’s autumn again… my favourite season of the year! For the challenge this month we were treated to gorgeous little ZomBees from Laney Mead… they’re so cute!! Of course I forgot to take a photo of mine before I started! (Apologies for that and also the bad pics in this post, the weather has been very seasonal!!!)
Laney makes wonderful whimsical beads, they’re full of character so I decided I wanted to make something fun… I only tend to do serious jewellery so this was the perfect opportunity to make something a little different. I went with the halloween theme creating a spiderweb necklace in bronze chain.
I wired him in to the centre of a bronze cast ring and set the ring in the centre of a spiders web made of chain and jump rings.
And no web would be complete without a spider… he’s in for a surprise though, the little bee is ready to eat his brains!!!
He was made from a Czech glass bead and wire wrapped with copper and seed beads to make his legs. I made a terrible attempt at giving him eyes with a sharpie pen. Looking back it would have been better to paint him on some eyes with acrylics or china paints so he matched the bee!
I think it turned out quite fun and would be a great accessory for a halloween costume! Big thanks to Laney for a fantastic component and giving me the chance to try something different… I really enjoyed working with my ZomBee!
If you’d like to see more of Laney’s brilliant work, you can find her blog here with links to her shop and Facebook page 🙂 http://laneymead.co.uk
And to see what the rest of the team and special guests have made with their ZomBees… follow the links below…