Sunday, October 19, 2008

Double Skully


This is a version of a bracelet I made last year, when I first designed my fine silver skully charm. I've reverted back to my favorite classic black and red color combination for this one. Here are the project instructions, for anyone interested in making the bracelet themselves:

Finished Size: 8.5"

Materials
1 fine silver double skully charm
1 15mm diameter fine silver patterned disc
10 16mm x 9mm faceted onyx rondelles
1 14mm grey shell pearl
36 5mm x 3mm faceted red Czech glass rondelles
5 6° grey seed beads
1 13mm x 9mm faceted red glass drop
1 2" head pin
2 sterling silver crimp tubes
13" strand .019 beading wire

Tools
wire cutters
chain-nose pliers
round-nose pliers

1. String the red glass drop on the head pin and create a wire-wrapped loop.
2. String one end of the beading wire through the disc and wire-wrapped red glass drop. Then string the beading wire back through the disc and secure the wire with 1 crimp tube.
3. String 1 red rondelle, 1 onyx bead, 1 red rondelle, 1 grey seed bead, 1 onyx bead, 2 red rondelles, 1 onyx bead, 1 grey seed bead, 1 red rondelle, 1 onyx bead, 2 red rondelles, 1 onyx bead, 1 red rondelle, 1 grey seed bead, 1 red rondelle, double skully charm, 3 red rondelles, 1 onyx rondelle, 1 grey seed bead, 1 red rondelle, shell pearl, 2 red rondelles, 1 onyx rondelle, 2 red rondelles, 1 onyx rondelle, 1 red rondelle, 1 grey seed bead, 1 onyx rondelle, 2 red rondelles, 1 onyx rondelle, 1 red rondelle, 1 crimp tube and 15 red rondelles.
4. String the beading wire back through the first red rondelle strung after the crimp tube, 1 crimp tube, 1 red rondelle and 1 onyx bead to create the loop. Flatten the crimp tube and trim any excess wire to finish.

Resources: Fine silver charm and disc: Melissa J. Lee (www.melissajlee.etsy.com). Onyx: AD Adornments (www.adadornments.com). Shell pearl and glass drop: Bruce Frank Beads (www.brucefrankbeads.co). Seed beads and findings: Chelsea's beads (www.chelseasbeads.com).

©2007-2008 Melissa J. Lee. You are free to use this project for personal use only. This item is not to be made for re-sale.

4 comments:

Phyllis Dobbs said...

Very cute bracelet. I love the skulls and the simplicity!

Margot Potter said...

Stunning. Simply...stunning.

xoxo,
Madge

Michelle McGee said...

Love, this, Melissa!

Kiki said...

I'm loving each item more than the last! You have such beautiful pieces.