Swarovski Crystal Skeleton Earrings

PROJECT E804
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
These dramatic crystal skeleton earrings are a show stopping accessory that are as fun to make as they are to wear.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. To learn how to make these earrings, please watch the video: How to Make a Swarovski Crystal Skeleton.
  2. In the video you will learn how to wire his body and create fingers and toes that dangle and move.
  3. Not shown in the video is how to attach the earring hook. To do this, simply open the loop at the base of the earring hook (the same way you would open a jump ring) and link it onto the wrapped wire loop above the skull bead. Close the loop back up.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FJR-3911 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2230 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3006 - Silver Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inches (20)
    Project uses 40 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BCS-8160 - Czech Seed Beads 8/0 Silver Supra Metallic (1 Ounce)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-1160 - Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Supra Metallic (1 Hank)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-2013 - Final Sale - Swarovski Crystal, #5750 Skull Bead 13mm 1 Piece, Crystal Light Chrome 2X
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWBB-16559 - Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Crystal Light Chrome
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-28559 - Final Sale - Swarovski Crystal, #5601 Cube Beads, 8mm, 4 Pieces, Crystal Light Chrome
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3025 - Silver Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25x16.5mm (50)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5032 - The Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5511 - The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients FJR-3911, WCR-2230, FHP-3006, BCS-8160, BCS-1160, SWBB-2013, SWBB-16559, SWC-28559, FEA-3025,

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.
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-3911
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$8.25 / Package | SKU: WCR-2230
Head Pins, with Ball Head 2 Inches Long and 22 Gauge Thick, 20 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: FHP-3006
Czech Glass Seed Beads, 8/0 Round, 1 Ounce, Silver Supra Metallic
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 oz..
$6.29 / Package | SKU: BCS-8160
Czech Glass Seed Beads, 11/0 Round, 1 Hank, Silver Supra Metallic
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Hank.
$8.69 / Package | SKU: BCS-1160
Swarovski Crystal, #5750 Skull Bead 13mm 1 Piece, Crystal Light Chrome 2X
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$13.25 / Package | SKU: SWBB-2013
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Crystal Light Chrome
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: SWBB-16559
Swarovski Crystal, #5601 Cube Beads, 8mm, 4 Pieces, Crystal Light Chrome
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$7.99 / Package | SKU: SWC-28559
Earring Findings, Long Elegant Hooks 25mm, 25 Pairs, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$8.29 / Package | SKU: FEA-3025
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Tools and Other Supplies:

/ Package | SKU: XTL-3000
The Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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