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Pirate Queen Earrings Tutorial
Make these rockin' Swarovski crystal skull earrings -- great with jeans, the classic little black dress, or for Halloween or el Dia de los Muertos!
Created by: Sondra Barrington and Summer Melaas
File one side of the drop loops to make a more suitable gluing surface.
Glue a drop loop onto top and bottom of the 14mm skull (see inset). Pro Tip: For best durability, use a 2-part epoxy.
Let dry overnight.
Cut the chains into 7 different lengths for each earring.
Using the 6mm rondelle bead, wire wrap a link connecting the bottom of the skull to the 7 links of chain (longest chain in the middle). For step-by-step instructions on making loops, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
Use a jump ring to add the cross to the bottom of the longest chain. Make sure this chain ends up in the middle of the 7 chain lengths, on the middle of the wire wrap link. For best way to open and close jump rings, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
Add a 4mm bicone onto a ball-end pin and wrap one onto each of the remaining 6 chains.
Hook the top of the skull to the French hook earwire.
Repeat for other earring.
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