Retired - Purple Sugar Skull Earrings

Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
With a nod to Dia de los Muertos, these bright and playful sugar skull earrings are the perfect accessory for a fun Halloween.

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.

By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by cutting a 10� length of amethyst artistic wire with your flush cutters.
  2. Next, watch the video on How to Wire Wrap a Briolette.
  3. Following what you learned in the video, take your wire length and thread it through your ceramic sugar skull bead. Wrap your wire around the top of the bead as seen in the photo. Since this is a messy wire-wrap, you can add as much wire onto your bead as you like. When you get to the point where you are happy with your wrappings, snip off the excess wire using flush cutters. Carefully press the wire end into the wrappings on the backside.
  4. Next, open up the loop on your purple earring hook (how you would a jump ring) and slide it onto the loop from your wire wrapped simple wire loop. Close the earring hook back up.
  5. That�s it!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • WCR-2418 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Amethyst Purple
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-9970 - Purple Color Brass 15mm Fish Hook Earring Hooks (5 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWC-3007 - Painted Ceramic Bead - Dia De Los Muertos Skull Purple W/ Flower (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients FEA-9970,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. 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.
Earring Findings, Fish Hook Ear Wire 15x15mm, Purple Toned Brass (10 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: FEA-9970
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$6.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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