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Día de los Muertos Necklace

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I've been looking forward to designing something with these sugar skulls, so this week I created this Day of the Dead inspired necklace. To create this focal, I used a mix of Czech glass flowers to make a bouquet cluster that sits atop the sugar skull. Lastly, I decorated the chain with tiny bead charms. It's a simple design, but the combination of festive, bright colors really makes this necklace stand out!

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Czech Glass Sugar Skull
  • Czech Glass Bellflowers (assorted colors)
  • Gold Crystal Moonbeam Charm
  • Gold Headpins
  • Gold 22 Gauge Wire
  • Gold Chain
  • Gold Lobster Clasp
  • Gold Jump Rings

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1

Make a bead link with a piece of wire & the sugar skull.

See Tip: Wire Wrap a Bead Link

Step 2

Make bead charms with the Czech glass bellflowers and the ball headpins.

See Tip: Wire Wrap a Charm

Step 3

Attach a small piece of chain to the top of the sugar skull link. Attach the bead charms to the chain with jump rings. I put 2 charms on each jump ring.

Step 4

Attach another piece of chain to the bottom of the skull link. Cut the chain in the middle and attach a bead link. Use a jump ring to attach the harm to the bottom of the chain.

Step 5

Attach two 9" pieces of chain to the top of the piece of chain from step 3. Make bead charms with the purple seed beads & blue Czech glass beads. attach to the chain with jump rings.

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