Saturday, October 27, 2012

Samhain's Sirens' Craft-tacular Saturday Giveaway

Happy Saturday Everyone! Can you believe this is our final Saturday together? This month has flown by!! But not to worry, there is still time to get yourself entered into the Grand Prize Extravaganza giveaway. Since today is Saturday, we have the final installment of Sosanna's Craft-tacular Saturday. Please remember the Siren's are off on Sunday, but we'd really love to have you all stop by The Secret Life of the American Working Witch and see what goodies Kallan has in the Sunday Stew for this week...

Now...without further ado, I give you Sosanna's

Craft-tacular Saturday Giveaway!

Welcome to the final Samhain's Sirens' Craft-tacular Saturday Giveaway.

On this final Saturday Craft-tacular, I thought we'd look at making a beading project.  Not your typical one mind you after all Samhain is just around the corner.

Making a Crystal Spider


Photo Credit - Elijah Olson                     
First gather your supplies
1.       Large and small crystal bead
2.       Beading wire, 24 gauge
3.       80 small elongated seed beads (for leg length)
4.       24 small colored seed beads to add contrast to legs (optional)
5.       Beading plier
6.       Beading wire cutter

Photo Credit - Elijah Olson                     

Start by using beading wire through both the large and small crystal bead; allow spacing in between for leg attachment. Twist to a triple loop at each end, making a couple rounds is so that you can adjust as you add legs later.
                                           
Photo Credit - Elijah Olson                     

                                     

Cut 4 wire strips approx. 5 in. long and loosely bend in half. 
                                
Photo Credit - Elijah Olson                     


Add your elongated beads 5 at a time then use 3 colored beads as separated. Do this to both sides.
                                 
Photo Credit - Elijah Olson                     


Voila! You just made 2 legs! Continue for the other three pieces.

Now attach legs by twisting once around in between two crystals, do this for the remaining legs.

Photo Credit - Elijah Olson                     


                                        
You will need to form the legs as you go and tighten or loosen the triple loops on each end as mentioned above for accommodation of legs.

Photo Credit - Elijah Olson                     

                                             
You now have a great crystal window hanger or just a really cool spider for your curiosity cabinet!

Photo Credit - Elijah Olson                     

                                                          
That's all there is to creating your crystal spider!

Photo Credit - Elijah Olson                     


To Enter the Giveaway for the spider you have seen being created here please complete the following:

Comment that you would like to win this spider.

Like Sosanna's Closet on Facebook

Follow Sosanna's Closet on Twitter

For a bonus entry head over to Sosannas's Etsy shop "favorite" something and come back to tell us what you favorited!

Tweet about this Giveaway and post the URL to your tweet in the Comments

That's it!   Winners will be announced on the blog and prizes shipped within 5 business days!

GOOD LUCK!

Saturday's Recipe!


Caramel Apple Cider Boo Shooters

1 cup apple cider

4 tablespoons caramel

Halloween sprinkles

4 slices of apple

1. Dip four shot glasses in the caramel and then dip them in the Halloween sprinkles to rim the glasses. Make little boo faces on the shot glasses with a Sharpie if desired!

2. Pour the cider into the shot glasses and garnish with apple slices. Drizzle any remaining caramel over the apple slices. Serve!

Music on a Saturday!

Brought to you by our own DJ Siren Kestril Trueseeker...

There was no way a section on 80’s Halloween music or Halloween music in general could not feature this song. Ladies and Gentlemen, the King of Pop:


That's it for this final Saturday! We send you wishes for a peaceful weekend, be safe and watch out for Hurricane Sandy! We will be back here on Monday if the storm doesn't leave too much damage in our neck of the woods...  



47 comments:

  1. Follow here. Follow on FB.
    Liked Sosana's Closet and follow on FB.
    Google+ here. Shared on FB.

    LOVE THE SPIDER! I'll be making several of these to hang around the house :)

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  2. I follow Sosanna's Closet on facebook.

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  3. I follow Sosanna's closet on Twitter. :) Love the spider and the story.

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  4. I follow Sosanna's Closet on facebook

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  5. Oops! that's a LIKE not a follow on facebook

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  6. Such a lovely little girl..your spider would look sweet sparkling in my window! :)

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  7. I "favorite" Sosanna's shop and her "Sleeping Dragon" on Etsy

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  8. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/Eliora_Lorelei/status/262186906173964288

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  9. I 'heart' the Yule wreath in your shop :)

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  10. I liked Sosanna's Closet on FBook :D XXX

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  11. My Fav item today is the Faux Turquois ankle bracelet with bells :D XXX

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  12. I would LOVE to win this spider! :) She would look gorgeous hanging in my window.

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  13. I like Sosanna's Closet on Facebook!

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  14. Following Sosanna on Twitter @MissMaryApple!

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  15. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/MissMaryApple/status/262197187704942592

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  16. Ooh, I'd love to win that beautiful spider...especially since I'm out of quality crafting wire hehe!

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  17. I like Sosanna's Closet of Facebook.

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  18. What is it with all the crazy talented artisans and dragons?! I'm totally in love with your Red Dragon. Snoozing away, looking very content. If I had space in my home for more sculpture, I'd positively be drowning in dragons. Love it!

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    1. Thanks so much Hex, I'm working on a new series called "Snorfs" and some a new "Elven" Scrying Bowl.... They are not finished yet, but you can see them here.
      http://on.fb.me/URBoZH - Elven Bowl
      http://on.fb.me/URBCzM - Snorf I

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  19. Liked on Facebook, commenting for crystal spider love. :-)

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  20. That would make such an awesome pin on some witch's hat!

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  21. I liked Sosanna's Closet on Facebook.

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  22. I love all of her witch's rosaries. I favorited one of the tree anchored ones.

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  23. http://peppylady.blogspot.com/2012/10/weekend-photohunt-on-shelf-and-spooky.html

    Sorry I didn't blog about today giveaway.
    But I like samhain siren on facebook and also follow it here.

    Coffee is on.

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  24. omg love the spider. can't wait to make one!

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  25. liked Sosanna's closet on facebook!

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  26. following on twitter as the Wyrd Morris

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  27. favorited her etsy shop... that amethyst pendulum is just lovely!

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  28. tweeted! https://twitter.com/WordMorris/status/262302554606690304

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  29. I would totally love to win this spider!!!

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  30. I 'Like' Sosanna's Closet on Facebook and added it to my interest list so I'll get all of the posts in my feed =D

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  31. I'm following Sosanna's Closet on Twitter

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  32. I've got Sosannas's whole Etsy shop in my favorites LOL But I did add Namaste, Goddess Figurine and Offering Bowl Set, Amethyst Pendulum with Pentacle End, Crystal Spider (bluish/purple beads), and the Rectangle Travel Altar Box (scalloped edge one was already in my favorites) to my favorites =D

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  33. I love the spider and would love to win him

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  34. I have followed u on fb since you opened

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