This spooky jewelry set is not only incredibly easy to make, it is fast! Once you have the materials on hand you can make these in less than an hour.
You will need:
- Bat and Skeleton’s Skull by Nature’s Blessings Fine Art Stamps
- White shrink plastic
- Fine-grit sandpaper
- Black StayzOn ink
- 2 earring wires
- 2 jump rings
- Short pieces of chain
- Jewelry pliers and cutters
- Flat metal tag (round, dog tag style, whatever your preference is)
- Cord or chain for necklace
To make the earrings:
Take a piece of white shrink plastic, and rough up the surface a bit with fine-grit sandpaper. This helps the ink adhere to it. Next, stamp bat two times with StayzOn ink and cut them from the sheet, leaving at least 1/4 inch around the image – you can make a rough cut as you’ll be cutting them out more carefully in a moment. Next take a 1/8 inch punch and punch a hole at each end of the bat wings. This is where you will be attaching the chain. Now carefully cut out around each bat, leaving about 1/8 inch around the punched holes. Shrink the plastic using your oven or heat tool according to the package directions.
Using your wire cutters, cut about 1.5 inches of chain. If the links are all the same size, you’ll want an odd number of links so that there is one center one you can hang from the earring wire. Open and attach one jump ring to one of the holes. While it is still open, thread on the last link on one end of the piece of chain. Close the jump ring with your pliers. Attach the other end of the chain to another jump ring looped through the other hole. Find the center link of the chain, and thread it through the earring wire (depending on the design of the earring wire, you may need another jump ring for this). The bats should be evenly balanced, and swing freely from each earring wire.
To make the necklace:
Stamp Skeleton’s Skull on a metal tag with StayzOn ink. (If you make a mistake or don’t like the placement of the image, you can wipe it off with rubbing alcohol and redo it.) When the ink is dry, attach the pendant to a cord or chain of your choice. I used a cord here, but if you use a chain, you will probably want hang the tag using a jump ring.