How To Make Beaded Halloween Jewelry III

Oh boy do we have a treat for you!  Halloween is right around the corner.Trick or Treaters and ghouls will be walking the streets. You need a talisman to keep the scary spirits away! Today we have lots of great jewelry ideas. You will learn how to make braceletspendantsnecklaces, and earrings

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First, we have a  video for you. Sara discusses how to make some beaded pumpkins that can be worn as pendants or earrings. Perfect for fall. Great for Halloween. Jamie has some excellent bracelet project ideas. Every Trick Or Treater will be jealous of the fantastic jewelry on your wrist as you drop candy into their bags. Damien has a devilish necklace that is sure to send shivers down your spine. Finally, we have an YouTube episode from Kristen where she creates some earrings that will look sweet with your scariest Halloween ensemble. 

Beaded Pumpkin

In this video, Sara will teach you how to use a  WigJig with Soft Flex Craft Wire. You will learn how to make pumpkins that can be used as earrings and/or a pendant. If you don't like to wear a Halloween costume but still like to dress yourself up for the holiday, these are for you!

Materials
Soft Flex Craft wire -  18ga Non-Tarnish Silver Plated
Soft Flex Craft wire -  24ga Non-Tarnish Silver Plated
Soft Flex Craft wire -  28ga Green
Ear Wires 

Tools
WigJig Olympus Lite 
Spiral maker for WigJig Olympus
Nylon jaw pliers 
Professional flush cutters 
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers

Jamie has some great ideas on how to dress up a wrist for Halloween. All of these can be modified to fit the fall season or you can shoot for the scariest beads you can find and make the most haunting Halloween jewelry imaginable. 

Jamie discusses where to find the goodies for each of these lovely bracelets.

Three Treats

Trick or treat! Here's a trio of treats with no tricks involved. If you're like me and your Halloween plans include passing out candy to the neighborhood kids (and, of course, eating some candy too!), these bracelets just might be the perfect costume. There is still time to make these before the 31st and your wrist will definitely get noticed as you drop candy into bags!

Treat One: Czech fire-polished beads, rhinestone rondelles, skull charm, and Mexican Zebra Agate links from  Shipwreck Beads. Toggle clasp from Tierra CastRed Jasper .019 beading wire, black 22-gauge Craft Wire and crimp findings from Soft Flex Company.

Treat Two: Czech fire-polished  beads, rhinestone rondelles, and Spiderweb Red Agate beads from Shipwreck Beads. Toggle clasp from Saki Silver. Citrine .019 beading wire and crimp findings from Soft Flex Company.

Treat Three: Czech fire-polished  beadslampwork glass tubes, coffin charm and jump ring from Shipwreck Beads. Toggle clasp from Bokamo DesignsBlack Onyx .019 beading wire and crimp findings from Soft Flex Company.

Damien has the scariest design yet! This scary necklace is perfect for the male or female warlock or witch. Bring a bit of voodoo to your haunted house this Halloween"

Jamaican Me Crazy Necklace


Designer Damien Shay


Materials
Soft Flex Metallics Wire, Antique Brass .019 Diameter - 14"
Boar's Tooth Pendant from  Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo - 1 pc
6mm Portuguese Braided Round Cork Natural Cord from  Antelope Beads
6mm TierraCast Cord Antique Brass End Cap from  Antelope Beads - 4 pcs
Jamaican Ackee Tree Seed Bead - 4 pcs
5x5mm Ribbed Antique Brass Pewter Plated Bead - 8 pcs
5x10mm White Wood Natural Bead from  Antelope Beads - 2 pcs
4mm Red Dyed Bamboo Bead - 10 pcs
2x2mm Copper Crimp Tube - 4 pcs
Antique Brass Toggle Clasp - 1 set

Tools
Super New Glue from  Antelope Beads
Leather Cutter from  Antelope Beads
Crimper
Cutter
Round Nose Pliers
Bead Stoppers

Instructions

Finished Size: 24"

Step 1: Cut the braided cork cord into two 5 1/2" pieces using the Leather Cutter. Take the Antique Brass End Caps and put three drops of the Super New Glue inside each, then insert the ends of the two cork cords into each end cap and set both cords aside to dry.

Step 2: Cut a 12" length of .019 diameter Soft Flex Metallics Wire in Antique Brass color and attach a bead stopper to one end. String these beads on the wire in the following order: 1 bamboo, 1 Ackee, 1 bamboo, 1 antique brass plated pewter, 1 wood, 1 pewter, 1 bamboo, 1 Ackee, 1 bamboo, 1 pewter, 1 wood, 1 pewter, and 1 bamboo.

Step 3: Next string the Boar's Tooth Pendant and the following beads in this order: 1 bamboo, 1 pewter, 1 wood, 1 pewter, 1 bamboo, 1 Ackee, 1 bamboo, 1 pewter, 1 wood, 1 pewter, 1 bamboo, 1 Ackee and 1 bamboo.

Step 4: On one end of the wire, string a 2x2mm copper crimp tube and an end cap from one of the cork cords. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp using regular crimping pliers.  Click here for step by step instructions on how to crimp.

Step 5: Repeat Step 3 on the other side of the necklace.

Step 6: Cut 2" of beading wire and string an end cap (on the other end of one of the cork cords), a crimp tube, and one half of the toggle clasp. Pass the wire pack through the crimp tube and tighten up the slack in the wire using the round nose pliers. Crimp the crimp tube with the regular crimping pliers. Trim the wire flush to the crimp tube.

Step 7: Use the remaining wire and repeat Step 5 on the other end of the necklace

Wishing you all a safe and happy Halloween!

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Finally, Kristen has a great video for beginners and artisans alike. Learn how to make some earrings that would go well with your Halloween jewelry:

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Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.


Blog contributor Thomas Soles is the Trade Show Coordinator for Soft Flex Company. His favorite stones are Lapis and Pietersite. His favorite hobby is day dreaming. And his favorite mustache is Tom Selleck's. As you can see, he has a healthy (or possibly unhealthy) sense of humor. You can write to him at Thomas@SoftFlexCompany.com