Sparkly Sugar Skull Necklace, Earrings & Pin Beading Pattern
- This Sugar Skull bead pattern will show you how to make a Day of the Dead Sugar Skull earrings, necklace and brooch pin.
- 17-page tutorial - each page has 8 photos with detailed step-by-step instructions that will hold your hand every step of the way - including finishing off to size.
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Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Earrings, Necklace, Pin Beading Pattern #434
These sophisticated Sparkly Sugar Skulls can be easily dressed up or down and would make a great accessory throughout fall. These sugar skulls have a somewhat more traditional skeleton look, but we added fun gold or silver accents to fancy it up quite a bit and make it perfect for your Day of the Dead and/or Halloween festivities.
This design can be made up in either 15/0s or 11/0s - the choice is yours. When made up in 15/0s seed beads the Sparkly Sugar Skulls measure just over 0.75” (20 mm) wide and 1.25” (32 mm) tall - not counting the jump ring or earwire. When made up in 11/0s, they measure just over 1” (29 mm) wide and 1.75” (43 mm) tall.
This simple beading pattern includes a detailed materials page, color information, a word chart and bead graph, over 100 high-resolution full-color photos and easy to follow step-by-step directions. And, while shaped peyote is typically a bit challenging, don’t be scared to try this one. We show you how to stitch up every single row, and how to do every turn around - making this project suitable for beaders of all skill levels - including absolute beginners.
You'll have fun stitching up these Sparkly Sugar Skulls that you’ll be able to wear and enjoy year after year. Here’s to remembering our loved ones with a joyful heart, and, as always, beading happy!
Note: Be sure to check out our other Sugar Skull tutorial, which has a different shape, colors, and expression.
DIY jewelry making beading tutorial by Cara & Lane Landry
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- Flush cutter and chain nose pliers
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