And heeeeeeeeeeeere's Marilyn!
Happy Moxtoberfest everyone! I'm Marilyn from Pulp Sushi and I'm thrilled that Jennifer asked me to be a part of the blog fun this month. I make jewelry which I sell on Etsy and, as a jewelry maker, one tends to end up with some scrap pieces you're not sure what to do with. So today I'm going to show how to make a pair of skull earrings with some wire, beads and chain - just in time for Halloween!
Here's what you'll need
Jewelry wire or long eye pins
Pencil or Pen (as long as it's round and smooth)
2-4 beads (or more)
To make earring hooks it's very simple, if you have jewelry wire, you can start by making a tiny loop
or if you have some long eye pins laying around, you can use those.
Take your pencil and bend the wire around it into a letter "C" - instant ear hook!
If the end is too long, you can use your wire cutters to make the length of the hook shorter but for the earrings I'm making I kept them long.
I cut a lot of chain and tend to end up with excess pieces of odd lengths so I just tuck them away.
Found these little skull beads that could be pretty fun to wear as earrings. The holds on top of their head are little big so I covered that up with a small bead.
Create a similar loop like I show in the first picture on top of the small bead and *use your needle nose pliers hook that to your earring hook. Hang your chain to the bottom of the skull bead however you'd like.
*When I open a loop on an eye pin or jump ring, I always twist open instead of parting both ends open.
Neat-o! Thanks again Marilyn! I'm so glad to have you stop by...
Don't forget that you can find Marilyn at her blog and ETSY store, Twitter and Facebook. And if you'd like to visit some of the guest posts from earlier in the month then go here.