15 Incredible DIY Halloween Jewelry Tutorials
Since Halloween is almost upon us, it makes sense to start looking for a proper outfit and for some nice accessories to complement it. And while the costume you will decide to show off might cost you a little money, perhaps it’s a good idea to fabricate the accessories yourself. To help you with this, we decided to present you with 20 amazing and easy to do Halloween Jewelry ideas, include earrings, necklaces, rings and many more.
1. Paper Spider Web Jewelry
In order to create amazing paper-based Halloween jewelry, you will need to acquire a proper paper-cutting tool such as a spider web punch, which will set you back around $17. You can use this very handy tool to punch out exquisite spider-web shapes from silvery, metallic, white or black pieces of paper.
Then all you need to do is add a few o-rings to your new spider webs and attach them to a necklace chain or to some earring wires in order to create fun and spectacular Halloween jewelry. You can also tie the pieces together with a silver ribbon and create a gorgeous web bracelet, while a large plastic spider glued onto a simple ring could complete a sophisticated Halloween look.
2. Pumpkin Earrings
Since the pumpkin is one of the most well known symbols of Halloween, wouldn’t it be nice to make your own pumpkin earrings? What you need is 2 crochet orange balls that you can buy or make yourself, 2 earring hooks, 2 round head pins, 4 black beads, some round nose pliers and wire cutters.
The process is fairly simple, as it involves you placing the orange balls between two black beads onto a pin, following up with cutting the excess end of the pin and coiling the end using the round nose pliers. Now attach the result to an ear hook and you are all done!
3. Spider Jewelry Pieces
The supplies needed for your spider jewelry pieces include bent or straight-nosed pliers, a wire cutter, large and small beads, 24 or 26-gauge wire and a broach pin. You can start off by cutting pieces of wire that will serve as the body and legs of the spider. Now you have to insert the head and the body of the spider onto the main wire, then bend the ends and twist them together to form the body.
Now you have to insert the legs of the spider one at a time (make sure they are bent in the middle in order to look realistic). You can also bend the ends of the legs using pliers if you want to form the feet. Finally, secure the brooch pin on a loop made at the end of the body. You are ready to party now!
4. Hot Glue Halloween Necklaces
The main ingredient for this outstanding Halloween project is a good hot glue gun. You will also need a silicone mat and a steady hand, while a few sharpies for color wouldn’t hurt either. Basically, you will have to draw a nice necklace onto the silicone mat using the hot glue gun. You can go for blood drops, stitches or spider webs as a pattern in order to keep with the Halloween spirit, and once the glue is set and dry you can just peel of the result right off the mat. The sharpies can now be used to color the necklace accordingly. Moreover, the ends of the necklace can be pierced and ran through with some string before being wrapped around the wearer’s neck.
5. Resin Skull Pendants
In order to make resin skull pendants, you will need a skull ice cube tray, some glitter, some black paint, some resin and some necklace bails. First, you have to pour a small amount on resin into the tray and let it set overnight. In the morning, mix some glitter and glue together and paint the mix over the dried resin. After the glue is dry, you need to put another batch of resin over the glitter and wait another 24 hours for it to set.
Afterwards, you can safely pop the skulls out of the tray and start finishing off your outstanding creations. A coat of black paint over the eyes, mouth and nose will do wonders, and after this layer of paint is dry as well, you should paint an extra layer of resin over the skull’s face for a shiny and high quality finish.
The bail can now be glued onto the back of the pendant using E-6000 glue. Wear it with pride!
6. Hammered Metal Snake Cuff
If you want to show off a simple yet beautiful accessory this Halloween, then you should definitely make your own metal snake cuff. You will need a hammer, needle nose jewelry pliers, half-hard 18-gauge wire and some wire clippers.
Clip a lengthy section of wire and mold it over your hand in order to see how much of it you would really need. Then you can take the pliers and form a snakehead at the end of the wire. Once you are set on a shape, you can take the hammer and flatten the wire completely in order to set the shape permanently. Now you should take the pliers again and form snake-like coils by bending bottom and top portions of the wire. Keep trying on the cuff before moving on to another step in order to ensure it’s coming along nicely. Finally, hammer the tail and head of the snake and you are all set!
7. Caged Skull Charm
Skull charms look amazing and work really well with a witch or necromancer Halloween costume. You can make one yourself if you have a bit of free time, since all you have to do is follow our instructions. The materials are easy enough to find: a plastic skull (from a bracelet, for example) dark annealed steel wire of 24 & 28 gauge, round and flat nose-pliers, wire cutters, epoxy glue and two small, green iridescent beads.
The first step involves you gluing the beads into the eye sockets. Afterwards, you have to cut one 6″ piece of 28-gauge wire and three 6″ pieces of 24-gauge wire. The 24 gauge pieces must be bent at the ends in order to form U shapes, and after they are bundled together, they should be secured with the 28 gauge at the center.
The 28 gauge will now have two tails, one that extends upward and one downward. The downward one is useless, so it should be trimmed, while the upward one will run through the plastic skull. Now the skull needs to be imprisoned with the 24 gauge wires acting as the prison bars. Spread the wires apart and bind them together at the top using the 28 gauge. Trim the excess 28 gauge and spread the 24 gauge wires in such a way that 4 are extending outwards while one shoots for the stars. The outward wires need to be trimmed to 1/2″ and curved downwards using the pliers. The upward wire should now be transformed into a wrapped loop. The charm is now done.
8. Glow-in-the-dark Trick or Treat Pendant
Halloween pendants are great, but if they are glow-in-the-dark, they are better. Here’s what you will need: Halloween paper (for the pendant model), a 1″ circular hole punch, a circular pendant, Dimensional Magic, a foam brush, a plate, a Mod Podge silicone mat, a paper clip (for pesky air bubbles) and Glow-in-the-Dark Mod Podge.
First, you need to punch out your favorite phrase or model from the Halloween paper, using the circular punch. Now make sure the piece of paper fits perfectly into the pendant. Put some Glow-in-the-Dark Mod Podge on the bottom of the pendant, place the piece of paper on top and then put some Glow-in-the-Dark Mod Podge on the phrase or detail that you wish to emphasize.
Let it all dry for about half an hour and then put a lot of Dimensional magic on top of the picture. Pop air bubbles with the hair clip should they appear and let it all dry over night.
9. Glow-In-The-Dark Polymer Clay Sugar Skulls
Also known as Calaveras, sugar skulls are widely popular with Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration, which is basically the same thing as Halloween. You can create your own glow-in-the-dark polymer sugar skulls by following our simple instructions.
You will need a frame, some scraps of colored clay, Glow-in-the-Dark polymer clay and some beads or small crystals for the eyes. Start off by using some scrap clay that is rolled to the thickness of 4-5 playing cards and cut out your preferred shape using the frame. Now you need to use some clay and make the frame decorations, which can involve small snakes or leaves, preferably both. Now you can place them on the base clay.
The next step involves making the actual skull by using glow-in-the-dark clay. Start off with a piece of clay that is about the size of a small bouncy ball. Cut out the eyes, nose and mouth and put some beads into the eye sockets. You can also paint the mouth and nose with some black paint. Place the skull on the frame on top of the decorations and bake the pendant according to the instructions found on the clay package.
10. Glam Skull Earrings
Let’s get right down to the materials! You’ll have to use some plastic skull rings, some nail polish or paint and some big Popsicle sticks. Cut the sticks in even pieces of 5″ each. Take the middle piece and drill a small hole on one end that will accommodate the earring attachment. Now use some tape and paint your future earring in a desired pattern, preferably in two contrasting colors. The next step involves cutting the back of your skulls right off and painting them accordingly. Glue the skulls on the bottom part of the earring, add the jump rings and earring hooks and you’re all set!
11. Bat and Pumpkins Necklace
A perfect accessory for any Halloween costume, this bat and pumpkins necklace will definitely make you stand out in a crowd. Want to make one yourself? Let us tell you how!
You’ll need a piece of leather for the bat, 2 gold or silver flower spacers, 4 orange color wooden beads, acrylic/fabric green color, jump rings, silver eye pins, a needle, wire cutters, round nose pliers, a lobster clasp, a silver chain, 1 brass disk and 2 coordinating green beads. You should start off by tracing the silhouette of the bat on a piece of paper and then placing the leather on top and cutting accordingly. The pumpkins are made by coloring the flower spaces green and attaching orange beads to them. You should also add loops on both ends of these pumpkins and create about four of them in total.
Make two holes in the wings of the bat and insert jump rings. Now link one green bead between two pumpkins using jump rings and attach the result on each bat wing. All you need to do now is link a silver chain to the end pumpkins in order to finalize your necklace.
12. Spider Necklace
You can make your own shiny, creepy spider necklace using a basic plastic spider. You just have to drill 2 holes in it, one at the top and one at the bottom. Both holes will receive their own jump rings. Attach a shiny bead at the bottom for decorative purposes and a nice chain at the top.
Depending on the type of plastic, the holes might be easier or more difficult to obtain. Practice makes perfect, so make sure you have spare spiders lying around before you start this project. Good luck!
13. Spooky Spider Web Necklace
If you want to make your own spooky spider web necklace, then you should pay a visit to your local crafts store and purchase some Mod Modge Podgeable Shapes. You will also need some spooky scrapbook paper, a foam craft brush, a pen or a pencil, scissors and a chain.
First off, you need to trace your podgeable shape onto a piece of scrapbook paper and cut it out. Now just apply a little bit of mod podge onto the back of the shape and unite it with the scrapbook paper. Now string the shape onto a chain or piece of yard and you got yourself a superb Halloween necklace.
14. Mummy Charm
It’s easy enough to make your own mummy charm if you follow these simple instructions. Make sure you have 2 small plastic googly eyes, some scraps of muslin, 1 small wood rectangle, flat and round nose pliers, scissors, sandpaper, Modge Podge, wire cutters and some 24 gauge dark annealed steel wire.
You need to tear that muslin into several strips and dip them into coffee or tea in order to get a stained effect. Rinse the strips, curl them into little muslin balls and let them dry off naturally. After they are dry, you can separate the strands and get ready for the next step.
Take the wire and wrap it lengthwise around the wood piece before finishing off with a wrapped loop at one end. By using Modge Podge, you will glue a muslin piece onto the wood by wrapping it around and sealing it with the eyes. Now you have to glue some more muslin strips onto the first one in a messy fashion, but just remember to leave the eyes uncovered. A thick layer of Modge Podge will protect the mummy and keep it in place. After it is dry, you should sand off the stiffened fabric lightly for a smooth, realistic effect.
15. Bone Bow Tie
Nothing says Halloween like a bone bow tie, and the best part is that you can make one yourself! You will have to find some pliers, a wire, a chain, a clasp, some jump rings, a paint brush, some brown paint, water, parchment paper and Sculpey or other oven-bake clay. Making the bone itself is relatively easy. Just roll it into a ball and shape it so it looks skinnier in the middle and chunkier at the ends.
Once you are satisfied with the shape, you can go ahead and bake the bone according to the package instructions. Afterwards, you should paint it at the ends using brown paint that you will wipe off after a few seconds for a realistic, worn-off effect. Now wrap each side of the bone in wire and make loops at the ends so you can attach a clasp on one end and the chain on the other. Great job!