La Catrina Earrings

PROJECT E3099
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
Deliciously dark, these earrings conjure up images of sugar skulls celebrating Dia de los Muertos on a crisp Fall evening. White turquoise carved skull beads combine with bright lucite flower beads for a fun take on Halloween.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Onto a silver plated ball head pin, slide on one red flower bead and create a simple wire loop using your round nose pliers. Snip off any excess wire using your flush cutters.
  2. Repeat this step with another red flower bead, 2 pink flower beads and two green flower beads. You should have 6 bead dangles total when done.
  3. Slide on one skull bead onto a silver plated ball head pin. Then slide on (through their simple wire loops) in this order: one pink flower bead, one green flower bead, one red flower bead, one green flower bead, one red flower bead and one pink flower bead. Next, create a wrapped wire loop and snip off any excess wire. The bead dangles should be loose enough to move around.
  4. Open a silver plated kidney wire earring hook and slide on the wrapped wire loop and close.
  5. You're done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPTU-171 - White Turquoise Gem Carved Skull Beads 14X18mm (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-4363 - Lucite Bell Flowers Matte Ruby Beadcaps 10mm (15)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-4362 - Lucite Bell Flowers Matte Rose Beadcaps 10mm (15)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3003 - Silver Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 3 Inches (x20)
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-9220 - Czech Glass Beads 5mm X 6mm Flower Bell Beadcaps Emerald Green (15)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6601 - Silver Plated Earring Hooks Kidney Wires Extra Long 36mm (2 Pairs)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients SPTU-171, BCP-4363, BCP-4362, FHP-3003, BCP-9220, FEA-6601,

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.
White Turquoise Gem Carved Skull Beads 14X18mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: SPTU-171
Lucite Bell Flowers Matte Ruby Beadcaps 10mm (15)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 15 Pieces.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: BCP-4363
Silver Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 3 Inches (x20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.55 / Package | SKU: FHP-3003
Czech Glass Beads 5mm X 6mm Flower Bell Beadcaps Emerald Green (15)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 15 Pieces.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: BCP-9220
Silver Plated Earring Hooks Kidney Wires Extra Long 36mm (2 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pairs.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: FEA-6601
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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