I bought the plastic skull beads from Charly last weekend with E in mind. When I was talking with her about how she'd like me to use the spare eyeballs--would you believe hair clips?--I told her about the skull beads too. Her request was for earrings. Oh, and a necklace or a charm bracelet if there are enough left over. . . Red and black seemed a natural choice, but I wasn't prepared for how much impact the little silver spacers would add to the arrangement. Considering I received links to a couple of steampunk blogs from E yesterday, I think I might just be on the right track with those. Now I must pop the earrings in a little envelope and label them carefully. I really don't want to keep looking at them!
Note to self: E's older sister is much less vocal about her preferences, but she likes blue shiny things and stars--so much less freaky for me to make. I must remember to indulge her soon too.