Retired - 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. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. 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.
$3.99 / 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.
$4.90 / 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.
$1.85 / 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.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: FEA-6601
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.69 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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