Now I'd like to pose a question. How many of you get into a bit of trouble when your spouse or significant other is away from home? I don't mean serious trouble, but a little mischief with things they might grumble about. I guess too much time on your hands can be a dangerous thing. I had a mischief experience recently when my hubby was away playing golf. It started innocently enough when I had lunch with two friends at a tony restaurant in Scottsdale. We then headed for some chi-chi boutiques where we ooh'ed and ah'ed at all the lovelies. In one particular gallery, a beaded cow skull caught our fancy. Cow skulls are an iconic item of decor here in the Southwest but the process of adding beads and paint just took my breath away. We were mesmerized by them and even more fascinated by the price tags. Not inexpensive!
All three of us being crafty types started discussing how we might create one. Well, my friend, Janet, was the first to give it a try and below is her inaugural effort. We took the picture at work so the lighting doesn't do it justice - pretty darn amazing for cow skull #1.
I found a great article online with prep instructions and here I am just getting ready to clean the skull.
Then, I had to wrap the horns before I added a coat of paint.
Here it is after the first coat of paint. I took the pic outside so you could see the metallic aspect of the Rust-oleum Metallic Antique Brass.
Now I just need to figure out the bead design so check back to see the finished product!