Madame Halloween Necklace (Reboot)

PROJECT N2047
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This necklace is for the lady that wants to be elegantly spooky this Halloween. The Austrian crystal skull is the perfect focal bead for this fun fall necklace. Now updated with PRESTIGE crystals.
Reboot: We've rebooted this project all in black! The skull and bicone bead are a delightfully dark black, making this project elegantly spooky.
Instructions

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

These instructions will give you a necklace that is an adjustable 16 inches. To make this necklace longer simply add additional inches to the main piece of the chain.
  1. Begin by taking the Austrian crystal skull bead and threading on one eye pin. Make a simple wire loop to secure the bead on the eye pin. Set this aside.
  2. Take one head pin, thread on one bicone. Make a simple wire loop. Repeat this step one more time. Set both pieces aside.
  3. Now you need to cut your chain. You will need one piece that is 18" in length. Two pieces that are 4" in length. Two pieces that are 1 1/2" in length.
  4. The piece that is 18 inches will be your main length. Lay your chain out. Find the link of the chain that is 8" from one side. Note: this is the midpoint of the 16" necklace but not of this chain length due to the dangle in the back (see photo).
  5. Take the skull bead that is on the eye pin and open the top loop, same as you would a jump ring and attach it to that center link. Close the loop.
  6. From the link where the skull is now attached, count 10 links to the left. Open one jump ring and attach one chain length that is 1 1/2" long. Close the jump ring.
  7. From the link where the skull is now attached, count 10 links to the right. Open one jump ring and attach one chain length that is 1 1/2" long. Close the jump ring.
  8. Open one jump ring and loop it to the bottom loop of the eye pin under the skull bead. Attach both ends of 1 1/2" chain to this jump ring. Close the jump ring.
  9. Now looking at the necklace laid out, count along your main chain length,18 links to the left from the link on the left that is attached to the 1 1/2" chain. (see photo)
  10. Open one jump ring, attach a piece of chain that is 4" in length. Close the jump ring.
  11. Now looking at the necklace laid out, count along your main chain length,18 links to the right from the link on the right that is attached to the 1 1/2" chain.
  12. Open one jump ring, attach a piece of chain that is 4" in length. Close the jump ring.
  13. Open one jump ring and loop it through the jump ring that is attached to the bottom of the skull's eye pin. Attach the last link of both of the 4" chains. Close the jump ring.
  14. Take one bicone that is on a head pin and open the loop of the head pin, attach it to that center jump ring between the two lengths of chain you just added. Close the loop.
  15. Move to the side of the necklace that is 8" from the skull bead. Open one jump ring and attach the lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
  16. Move to the other side of the chain and take one bicone that is on a head pin and open the loop of the head pin, attach it to last link the the chain.
  17. To clasp the necklace, open the lever of the lobster clasp and find the right length for you along the other side of the chain and release the clasp lever to clamp down on the link.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWBB-2008 - Austrian Crystal, 5750 Skull Bead 13mm, 1 Piece, Sun
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-1565 - Austrian Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 5mm, 20 Pieces, Sun
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6318 - Gun Metal Plated Head Pins 1.5 Inches/21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6270 - Gunmetal Grey Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5294 - Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2511 - Gunmetal Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 8mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9951 - Gun Metal Round Rolo Chain 3.7mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 29 inches. You will need 3 packages.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients FHP-6270, FJR-5294, FCL-2511, CHA-9667, FHP-06319, PRES-5750-JET13, PRES-5328-JET5,

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.
Open Eye Pins, 2 Inches Long and 21 Gauge Thick, Gunmetal (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FHP-6270
Jump Rings, Open 4.5mm Diameter 21 Gauge, Gun Metal Plated (100 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-5294
Lobster Clasps, Curve 10mm, Gunmetal Plated (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$9.29 / Package | SKU: FCL-2511
Gun Metal Plated Rolo Chain, 3.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = By the Foot.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: CHA-9667
Head Pins, 3 Inches Long and 21 Gauge Thick, Gunmetal Plated (25 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: FHP-06319
PRESTIGE Crystal, #5750 Skull Bead 13mm, Jet (1 Piece)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$9.45 / Package | SKU: PRES-5750-JET13
PRESTIGE Crystal, #5328 Bicone Bead 5mm, Jet (1 Piece)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$0.26 / Package | SKU: PRES-5328-JET5
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$8.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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