DIY skull bracelet and necklace.

DIY skull necklace and bracelet If you love skeletons, welcome to the club. One of my favorite things about Halloween is the skeleton crafts. Skulls can be fun or spooky, and they are so easily incorporated into Halloween decorating and costumes. And as you can see, they are also easily incorporated into jewelry. What got me thinking about doing a DIY skull bracelet and necklace was actually a set of scrapbook embellishments that you can see I used in the project (the skeleton head stickers). The rest just came together with things I already had. To learn how I made it, read on.

Gather These Supplies

  • Mod Podge Podgeables shapes – Basic (five small ovals) and Designer (crown shape)
  • Mod Podge Tracing Templates – Basic Shapes
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Mod Podge Jewelry Glue
  • Book pages
  • Embellishments including skull head stickers, skull key and small cog wheels
  • Martha Stewart acrylic paint – Beetle Black, Arrowhead
  • Stencil brush
  • Jewelry findings – Necklace chain, bracelet, jump rings
  • Jewelry tools
  • Drill and 1/16” bit
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pin (optional)

IMG_6325Choose the Podgeables shapes that you would like to use in your project.

IMG_6327If you choose shapes with no pre-drilled holes at the top, drill a small hole at the top of each Podgeable shape. I used a screw to mark where I wanted my hole (to get it started) and then I went from there.

IMG_6357Mix a small amount of Arrowhead paint with water until it is a stain consistency. Brush back and forth in a random pattern on a few book pages to age them. Let dry.

IMG_6368Use your tracing templates to trace the corresponding Podgeables shapes onto your book pages (I used the small oval and the crown). Cut out.

IMG_6369Use the Beetle Black paint and stencil brush to accent the edges of the book page shapes. Brush a bit of paint across the middle as well. Let dry.

IMG_6370Mod Podge the book page shapes to the Podgeable shapes. Use a medium layer of Mod Podge and smooth out, then let that dry.

IMG_6371Use Dimensional Magic on the top of each Podgeable shape and let dry. You don’t have to do this, but I like the nice, shiny, epoxy finish it gives.

IMG_6373Attach embellishments to the Podgeables as shown in the photo using jewelry glue, let dry.

IMG_6388Attach jump rings to the Podgeable shapes and then attach them to the bracelet and necklace chains. Use the pin to push through the holes if any glue dried in there.

Make a DIY skull bracelet and necklace with Mod PodgeWear your spooky necklace and bracelet with pride. You are proudly representing all of your skulligan friends this Halloween.