Retired - Skull Clip-On Earrings

Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Funky yet strangely elegant, these skull earrings are very cool! Being clip-ons adds an almost vintage, retro feel to them.

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.

NOTE: You will want to use your utility/household wire cutters for this project - do NOT use your fine jewelry flush or wire cutters.
  1. Remember to double these directions to make your matched set of earrings.
  2. Begin this project by putting on your safety goggles, and using your household wire cutters, snip off the button shank as close to the back, flat-side of the button as possible (related video: How to Remove a Button Shank). You will most likely not be able to remove the entire shank, but just part of it.
  3. Using your diamond file, carefully file down the remaining shank remnant on the back of your button. I found it easiest to turn the button upside down and cradle it in a tea towel, this helped me hold onto the button better and also helped with the filing. Keep sanding it down until you have a smooth back side to the button without any remnant of the shank remaining.
  4. Place a dab of E6000 on the glue-on tab of one of your clip-on earrings. Center and press this onto the backside of your button. Make sure that the orientation of the clip-on earring matches up to the orientation on the skull.
  5. Let dry!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-6568 - Silver Plated Clip On Earring Findings W/ 15mm Pad For Gluing (3 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-0102 - 10 Piece 4 Inch Precision Diamond Needle File Set
  • XTL-0170 - Eurotool Clear Safety Glasses With Dark Blue Adjustable Frame
Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients FEA-6568, XTL-1054,

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, Clip On Earrings 15mm Glue On Pad, Siver Plated (3 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 3 Pairs.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-6568
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

10 Piece 4 Inch Precision Diamond Needle File Set
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0102

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