I was looking for an old fashion hat or coat pin. To me they are either too much for not being able to see the quality before buying or just not what I was looking for in particular. So
I recently got to make a couple of pins of my own. 2 different kinds for Halloween this year
One was to just wear on a shirt or jacket or even a purse.
I had a bit of help from my dad to make this lapel pin as he had the drill bit to make a small hole to string some fishing line through so I could add a few beads to make it look like a blood drip. (which was before I actually found ‘blood drop’ beads grrr)
I asked him one I had the lapel pins if he could cut a bit off the back, (as he had the tool for that, but he was doing it wrong and Ii ended up having to take 3-5 hours just to manually cut part of the lapel backing and filing it down to fit the back of the mouth. (which had he done it the faster way, I might have sold a couple for $10 or $15 but manually, this one at least would cost $25 or 430 as there are a couple of Swarovski Crystals on it.
I also made one to wear on my costume to give it a little color. (I was supposed to be a Vampire Bride so I had an all black dress on..)
Someone took the pic for me and sent it, and its crappy looking when made big. That Bat headband was given to me from a friend that lived not far from Salem Mass. (and likely bought it there for me along with the other bunch of goodies she sent. I bought the dress (one of those store bought witch things) at a good will (probably hell of a lot cheaper than the store) and as it had no décor on the sleeves etc. I got some Lace from the craft store to sew on the sleeves, and I had some ruffle looking ribbon I added to the collar. I made the choker a few years ago but I used the same ribbon I used on the collar as I used for the Choker. Its a cameo but its a skull head. Oh and those white things on my hips are hair barrettes that are skeleton hands.
Being as I was planning to be a vampire bride, I thought I would need a bouquet. Well this is it. To your left of the Bat is a blood drop.
This I started on and had to stop the first time I tried it. The backing broke loose and I just was not able too get the eye pins and wires to go the way I wanted. Not sure how I did it but this one came out maybe not exactly as I’d liked (if you look at the flower above the (your) right side of the bat, you’ll see its pulled in more and not even with the other flowers.