One of my favorite ways to make completely new looks is to layer components together. My Swarovski skull flatback and filigree combination reminds me of an elegant yet spooky skeleton king!
If you have a favorite flatback you want to showcase in a unique way, try gluing it to an embellishment. Cynthia used a filigree embellishment to showcase the dramatic Swarovski skull flatback. The filigree brings an elegant accent to the daring look of the skull. You can see more ideas for using Swarovski components in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Glue the Swarovski 18mm skull flatback in Jet Hematite onto the brass large open fleur de lis embellishment using 5-minute two-party epoxy. Allow to dry.
Slide two TierraCast brass oxide small woodland beads onto a 2-inch antique brass-plated 20 gauge eye pin, followed by a Czech glass 3x5mm black with bronze finish faceted roundel bead, and two more woodland beads. Make a simple loop at the top of the beads. Repeat this step for a total of two links.
Cut a length of 4.5mm antique brass flat O-link chain approximately three inches long. Attach the skull embellishment to the center of the chain using an 8mm antique brass-plated open jump ring.
Open the loop on one end of a beaded link and attach it to the end of your chain. Close the loop. Do the same on the other end of the chain with the other beaded link.
Cut a length of chain approximately 10 1/2 inches long. Open the loop on the beaded link at one end of your necklace and attach the chain. Close the loop. Repeat on the other side of the necklace.
Attach one side of the Kabela Design antique brass small Victorian link to the second oval link up from the beaded link on one side of your necklace using a 5.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring. Repeat on the other side of the link and the necklace.
Attach the TierraCast brass oxide pewter large tapered clasp set to each end of the necklace using a 5.5mm open jump ring for each.
List of Components: Brass Large Open Fleur de lis Embellishment (EMBMT-0692, qty 1) Swarovski 2856 18mm Skull Flatback Jet Hematite (2856-HEM18, qty 1) Kabela Design Antique Brass Small Victorian Link (BBA-LX09, qty 1) 4.5mm Antique Brass Flat O-Link Chain By the Foot (BTF-0950, qty 2) TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Small Woodland Bead (BRO-5649, qty 8) Czech Glass 3 x 5mm Black with Bronze Finish Faceted Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-1098, qty 1) TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Large Tapered Clasp Set (BRO-6067, qty 1) 8mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR08, qty 1) 5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06-A, qty 4) 2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (BBA-EP20-22, qty 2)
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