Ded Skelton Earrings

PROJECT E123
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Intermediate
Just like his friend, Mr. Bone Jangles, Ded Skelton is equal parts cute and creepy. Everyone will want to know where you bought your amazing skeleton earrings!
Instructions
  1. Don't forget to do two of every instruction to make a pair of earrings!
  2. Cut a piece of wire about two and a half inches long and make a simple loop at one end.Onto that wire thread a skull bead (top of the skull facing the loop), a 10/0 delica, an onyx heart bead (upside down!), and six more 10/0 delicas.
  3. Create another simple loop and trim off excess wire. This is his torso.
  4. To make the arms, cut two pieces of wire about two inches long, and create a simple loop at one end of each.Onto each arm wire, thread an 8/0 bead, three 10/0 delicas, another 8/0 bead, three more 10/0 delicas, and one more 8/0.
  5. Make a simple loop and trim off excess wire.
  6. To make the legs, cut two more pieces of wire about two inches long and create a simple loop at one end of each.Onto each leg wire, thread an 8/0 bead, four 10/0 delicas, another 8/0 bead, four more 10/0 delicas, and another 8/0 bead.
  7. Make a simple loop and trim off excess wire.
  8. To make the fingers, cut eight pieces of wire at an inch long each. We gave him four fingers and toes on each hand and foot, but if you'd like, you can make it five.
  9. Make a tiny simple loop at one end of each of the pieces of wire and flatten the loop. Basically, you are just folding over the very end of the wire just enough so that the tiny 15/0 delicas don't slide off. Onto each finger wire thread four tiny 15/0 delicas.
  10. Create a small simple loop at the end of your beading on each finger and trim off excess wire.
  11. To make the toes, cut eight more pieces of wire at an inch long each.Once again, make a tiny simple loop at one end of each of the pieces of wire and flatten the loop.Onto each toe wire thread five tiny 15/0 delicas.
  12. Create a small simple loop at the end of your beading on each toe and trim off excess wire.
  13. To connect all of the parts, begin by opening the loop at the top of each arm (the loop by the honey jade bead) and connecting them to the torso just above the onyx heart bead. Gently close each loop once more.
  14. Open the loop at the top of each leg, thread them through the loop at the bottom of the torso and close again.
  15. Open the loops at the top of all of the fingers and toes, and add four of them to each loop at the end of each arm and leg, respectively.
  16. Close each loop again.
Tip: Check package quantities for each component. You may have extra material to make more than one finished project, or will have leftovers for other projects. In some cases, adding on just one more package of a component may be all you need to make multiple pieces.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-9621 - Czech Glass Small Black And Gold Color Skull Beads Pendants 11.5mm (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-1108 - Czech Pressed Glass - Heart Shaped Beads 8.5x7.5mm 'Jet' (25)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-8240 - Czech Seed Beads 8/0 Jet Black Opaque (1 Ounce)
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0010 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 'Opaque Black' DBM0010 8 GR
    Project uses 70 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DBS-0310 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 15/0 Matte Black DBS310 4 GR
    Project uses 160 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2433 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3077 - 22K Gold Plated Ball & Coil Earring Hooks 18mm (10 Pairs)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients BCP-9621, BCP-1108, BCS-8240, DBM-0010, DBS-0310, WCR-2433, FEA-3077,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Czech Glass Small Black And Gold Color Skull Beads Pendants 11.5mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: BCP-9621
Czech Seed Beads 8/0 Jet Black Opaque (1 Ounce)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 oz..
$2.39 / Package | SKU: BCS-8240
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Opaque Black DBM0010
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: DBM-0010
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 15/0 Size, 4 Grams, Matte Black DBS310
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Grams.
$3.11 / Package | SKU: DBS-0310
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.19 / Package | SKU: WCR-2433
22K Gold Plated Ball & Coil Earring Hooks 18mm (10 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pairs.
$5.45 / Package | SKU: FEA-3077
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