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Fade To Black Skull Necklace Tutorial
Created by: Summer Melaas and Sondra Barrington
File the drop loops, to give the gluing surface more "tooth". See "Gluing to Metal" Technique Sheet below for additional gluing tips.
Mix 2-part epoxy per manufacturer instructions.
Glue one drop loop to top of 10mm black skull.
Glue a drop loop onto top and bottom of the 14mm and 18mm skull.
Allow glued items to dry.
Use the non-tarnish silver wire, and wire-wrap links to connect the skulls with 4mm rondelles, in this order: 18mm skull - 4mm rondelle - 14mm skull - 4mm rondelle - 10mm skull. For step-by-step instructions on making wire-wrapped loops, see: Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
Cut chain to desired length. Summer cut three 18" gunmetal and two 18" white plate chains.
The Swarovski rondelle beads used in this project are out of production. We will be replacing them with Swarovski briolette beads in more sizes and colors, but at this moment, we don't have good subs for the 4mm rondelles.
Designer Tips, Continued
Wire wrap a link connecting the 5 chains to the clasp with a 4mm and 6mm rondelle stacked together. (Repeat for other half of clasp.)
Add a large jump ring to the top of the skull dangle and loop it around all 5 chains. Close the jump ring.