I really should try crafting a bit for myself one of these days but I find that I have enough trouble keeping up with all the swaps I join. On top of my regularly scheduled craziness I swap and swap and swap. I actually feel somewhat anxious if I don't have something to work on.
If you know me you know I couldn't resist joining the Skull Swap. I do love me some skulls. It's funny how your tastes change as you get older. 10 years ago I am not sure I would have enjoyed all the skully goodness that I love now. Hopefully, I continue to love skulls since I am now permanently marked with them...
So anyway back to the crafts I made for my partner...
First up is an altered wooden tile pendant topped with some Diamond Glaze to give it some dimension, shine, durability.
I also made this beaded wrap bracelet. I thought the little white beads looked like bone and used the tiny red hearts to add a pop of color. I love these itty bitty skull beads that come in a great variety of colors then finished the whole thing with a 3D rose button. I need to pick up more of these since this one was the last in my stash.
I was going to make my partner a shrine but I had this little cubby sitting around waiting for me to do something with and decided to alter it instead. I used scrapbook paper and some Paper Cuts I purchased from Retro Cafe Art Gallery. Honestly, I didn't want to send this away..
Finally I stitched up this Day of the Dead skeleton girl. The pattern is one I purchased from Urban Threads quite some time ago but had never done anything with it. Must have been saving it for the right person.
I am quite pleased with the package I put together and hope that my partner enjoyed it too!