Sunday, July 21, 2013

I'm Melting! MELTING!

The greatest thing about July is that Halloween stuff starts to slowing infiltrate the shelves of various craft stores. While Hobby Lobby still sucks and always will, Michael's is a perfect place to find a few odds and ends before the big stuff hits next month.

I am a sucker for crafts. Just little dinky things that put a smile on your face for 30 minutes and then you're bored again. At Michael's, I picked up some crafts I don't think I've done since 3rd Grade. Melty Beads!

There were five different sets; A vampire, Frankenstein's Monster, A black cat, an owl and a jack o'lantern. I picked up all of them, as they were only $1 a piece.

It was a dark and stormy night and I turned little beads into monstrous creatures. Here are my favorites.

There are a lot of beads contained in each pack. Enough to either replace the ones you accidentally drop (It happens too often!) or, in my case, create something completely different!

For the jack o'lantern, I wanted to do my own. A little closer to the ones I like to see and that are in abundance in my residence.

Not perfect, but I ran out of yellow. I still think it looks better than the image provided. But that's just my opinion.

Next is the vampire. Now, I like vampires, but I was feeling really creative after making that jack o'lantern, so I COMPLETELY threw out the design and made my own.

It's a spider! It even has eight legs, a feature I am very proud of. Upon reflection of this, it looks more like a virus from Dr. Mario, but a much cooler looking one. Call it what you will, but it was supposed to be a spider!

Black cats are a staple of everything Halloween, but when I opened up this set and noticed the multitude of black, orange and white beads...a cat would have been a waste!

So I made a bat! This one took a little bit more time to really figure out, but I love it. It's a homage to my plush vampire bat, Vespert.

Uncanny, isn't it?

As a plus, I made a couple extra things.

Halloween Oreos! Nothing screams Halloween like orange and black Oreos.

That wraps up this one, but I plan to make more bead creations, as it was pretty addicting. Go check out your local Michael's to pick some up and join in on the fun!

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