Sunday, October 14, 2012
31 Days of Halloween - Day 15 - Steampunk Bat Neclace
Eeek! It's day 15 of Smeared and Smudged Forum's 31 Days of Halloween! I am having so much fun! This is my project for this week's show. It's the Halloween show, of course! Be sure to check out all the projects for the show - they're so inspiring! Cool2Craft.com Featured on Cool2Craft TV. Blog Hop! This has been so much fun, hopping and commenting AND I thank everyone for the awesome comments you've give me!
Aleene's Super Thick Tacky Glue
Craft foam - I used black, but any color would work
Pen or pencil to trace pattern
Metallic paste - copper
Washers - No larger than 1/3" wide Nuts - no larger than 1/4"
Bead for one eye - should fit into the center of the washer Tiny bead cap for the other eye - it needs to fit next to the washer on the bat's face
Hole punch - 1/8"
String or ribbon Wire - I used 20 gauge, but most any size will work
Bat Necklace Template
1.Cut out the bat necklace template, trace on the foam and cut out.
2. Cut the gray areas out of the paper bat, keeping the head and body as one piece. Trace all the pieces on the foam and cut out.
3. Cut out the head on the paper bat, trace on the foam and cut out.
4. Rub copper paste on the foam pieces. Do a tiny bit at a time. You can add more if you desire.
5. Cut a tiny "x" on one side of the individual bat head. Cut just large enough for the eye bead.
6. Place a tiny drop of glue on the cut "x" and push the bead in.
7. Glue all the foam pieces in place. **You may want to cut the ears off the whole bat piece and the body with head piece, if they don't line up with the individual head piece**
8. Punch holes just to the outsides of outer foam triangles.
9. Glue the metal pieces according to the photo above, making sure to glue the outer metal pieces over the holes. Allow to dry
10. Thread string through the holes. Tie knots and wrap the wire around the string tails and trim off excess.