I’m a very bad DIY blogger because I’ve been holding on to these gorgeous skull beads for over a month because…well, life. Anyway, the very nice people over at Auntie’s Beads gave me a $25 gift certificate to go nuts (as if I could ever buy just $25 worth of beads, but it was a nice gesture) and I picked these up along with a few other awesome jewelry making pieces and I knew exactly what I was going to make with them. These DIY skull earrings are super easy to make and you can customize with any kind of beads you’d like, so I thought they might make for a fun tutorial!
Before I get to the how-to, a little bit about Auntie’s Beads. I worked with this company before years ago at my very first job working with Favecrafts.com and I have to say that Auntie’s Beads has definitely stepped up its website game. I was very pleasantly surprised with how easy the site was to navigate to find exactly what I needed (or rather, what I needed and much more). They have all kinds of jewelry making tools and supplies as well as whole projects, videos, and tutorials. It’s pretty sweet. Other perk? If you’re looking for something, but the price isn’t quite right, you can make an offer. What? I know. What other site offers that? I was more than pleased with the quality of everything when it arrived too. The metal beads felt heavy, not just like painted plastic which you often find at craft stores. I will definitely be buying from here again (swearsies, this is my real opinion, no money was exchanged for me to say nice things).
Now, to the fun stuff!
Skull and Stone Drop Earring Tutorial
6. Open a jump ring using the two flat nose pliers to bend the loop in opposite directions. Make sure not to pull the loop apart! That’s how you break a jump ring. Trust me 😉
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