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Calavera Beaded Earrings

Part Number:PROJ-0381
Calavera Beaded Earrings

About This Project

I am not really sure when my love for the Sugar Skulls came about. I simply adore the beautiful art work and the meaning of the Day of the Dead celebration. The TierraCast skull beads are beautifully crafted with great details. Swarovski Neon Pearls add a bit of whimsy and brightness. Other silver components including TierraCast Kenyan beads and a beaded bar link all hang from a large jump ring that dangles from a fancy earwire hook. If you are not into the neon trend, simply substitute any Swarovski Pearl color.

Karla Schafer, Auntie's Beads Designer

Author Karla Schafer
Karla Schafer
Auntie's Beads Designer
  1. A working knowledge of bead dropping is required for this project. If you are not familiar with the tecnique, please watch our Earring Construction Video.
  2. Make the following drops: (2) 8mm pearl drops; (2) drops with the following: Kenyan, skull, Kenyan, 6mm pearl; (2) drops attached to each of the (2) bars: Kenyan, 6mm pearl.
  3. Add each of the drops and Kenyan beads to the jump ring in the following order: 8mm pearl drop; Kenyan bead; bar drop; Kenyan bead; skull drop. Repeat for the other jump ring.
  4. Add an eye pin to the jump ring and drop a 6mm pearl and wrap a loop. Repeat for the other set.
  5. Open the earring finding and add the wrapped loop of the eye pin, repeating for the second one, to complete the pair.

Tools and Materials Needed:
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 8mm, Neon Pink- 2pc
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 6mm, Neon Pink, 10pc- 6pc
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Rose Skull Bead, 10mm- 2pc
TierraCast Bright Silver Pewter 5mm Kenyan Beads, Bag of 10- 10pc
Antique Silver Pewter Oval Beaded Bar Link, 3x17mm- 2pc
10mm Silver Plated 20 Gauge Jump Rings, 10pc
Silver Filled Fancy Ear Hook, 20mm Length, 20 Gauge
Silver Plate 2" Head Pins With 2mm Ball, 22 Gauge, 10pc- 6pc
Silver Plate 2 Inch Eye Pins, 21 Gauge, 10pc- 2pc
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Beadalon Flush Cutter with Soft Ergonomic Handles

Customer Reviews

5 Stars
I think these are so cute!!! I will have to give them a try.
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Reviewed by:  from Carmichael,Ca.. on 7/12/2014

Materials and Supplies Used in This Project:

Round Nose Pliers
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Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
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