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Halloween Skull Jewelry

Not everyone is the full-on-costume type. For a subtle and stylish nod to this month's holiday, try donning a skull necklace or bracelet. As intricate as they look, the little skulls are quite simple to make from affordable oven-bake clay.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2014

Introduction

Braid a few different colors of embroidery floss (just be sure your needle and bead holes are large enough). Knot the ends.

 

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materials

  • Oven-bake clay (Pictured: Sculpey III oven-bake clay, in White and Hot Pink, $2 for 2 oz., michaels.com)
  • Toothpick
  • Embroidery floss
  • Needle

steps

  1. Roll a marble-size glob of clay into a sphere.
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  2. Pinch one end to make a chin; make an indentation with your thumb for a pronounced brow. Using toothpick, gouge out eyes as shown.
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  3. With toothpick, make 2 deep angled marks for the nose, and gently scratch in cross-hatched teeth.
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  4. Push toothpick through clay to make it a bead. Bake beads according to package instructions. Thread embroidery floss onto needle, then through beads; tie closed.
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