diy skull sparkle hoops by Quiet Lion Creations

Summer Lookbook Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations

It’s clear that skulls are some of my favorite icons to use in jewelry – these Swarovski crystal beauties are no exception. Wrapped up with edgy chain and complimentary crystals in unique cuts, they shine as focal points of these DIY hoops.

You can find the Swarovski Skull beads here, and the other supplies can be found at any major craft store. These are super quick to make, hence why I made three pairs. The more skulls the better, though, right?! Great for wearing to any Halloween party, or pair them with everyday outfits for a punk-rock vibe.

Enjoy my YT vid below – and check out my other vids on my channel here!

DIY Skull Sparkle Hoops

 


diy skull sparkle hoops by Quiet Lion Creations

diy skull sparkle hoops by Quiet Lion Creations


All photos copyright Quiet Lion Creations. Email me at info@quietlioncreations.com for permission to use or re-post.
Don’t steal them, it’s bad karma ☺.

Summer Lookbook Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations

The moon and sun, stars and spells, cemetery secrets and statement sparkles – throw ’em all into a big cauldron and mix it on up. Nothing pairs better with this celestial kimono than bold gold and oversaturated sparkles. Well, plus black, but that’s always a given.

If you live in Chicago and haven’t heard of Bachelor’s Grove,… are you sure you’re a Chicagoan? One of the most perfectly creepy places to visit during Halloween season. As you can see below, the actual graveyard is pretty bare and run-down, which only adds to the eeriness… If you are brave enough to venture into the dark wooded paths behind the cemetery, you’ve been warned! Tried it once, 10/10 would not do it again (insert scared emoji face with bulging eyes)…..

Anyways, some of my favorite pieces that pack a punch (but aren’t overly time-consuming to make) are crystal chokers. I have this one layered with a DIY larger statement necklace (hopinggg to get this tutorial up someday!)– but it glitters and gleams when worn alone. Chokers are some of the most trending accessories out there now, and they are super versatile. To create one like the one I’m wearing below, all you really need is some medium-link cable chain, pear drop crystals (you can use Swarovski brand for maximum sparkle), 4mm jump rings and a lobster claw.

Cut a length of chain that sits perfectly on your neck for a choker- everyone’s different, but an average size is about 15″. Simply add around 25 crystal pearl drops to the chain with jump rings, spacing them out so one full empty link is between each crystal. You can choose to fill the entire choker, or add to just the middle for subtle sparkle. I love using AB coated crystals here, for the prismatic effect. Feel free to change the colors and even metal colors for unique looks. Pair with witchier outfits (like this ) or go edgy/chic with a tee and leather jacket, jeans and boots.

<Golden sun cuff designed by Theresa Lirov. Rings from various places (not by me!)>

Halloween Lookbook by Quiet Lion Creations


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Don’t steal them, it’s bad karma ☺.

DIY Dracula Necklace - by Quiet Lion Creations

Summer Lookbook Jewelry by Quiet Lion Creations

Bright scarlet red sparkles combine with deep gunmetal glam and vintage-style filigree frills for this hauntingly-chic Dracula necklace….. It’s OCTOBER which means <FINALLY> time for the Halloween countdown.

My first installment in 2017’s Halloween tutorial lineup is this detailed statement piece, which only looks difficult to make – trust me, you can whip this up in an afternoon. The technique is super-simple too, consisting of a bunch of bead drops grouped together in filigree cones.

I decided to make a YT vid for you crafty witches – check it out on my page here, or follow the embedded window below.

For the most part, you can find the materials for this necklace at your local craft store. I’ve also got the links for a few of the items below if you want to make it easy and shop online 🙂 —
Vintage-style filigree bead cones, 6mm light Siam bicones, 3mm light siam bicones, Size 11/0 gunmetal seed beads, Size 6/0 gunmetal e beads, 3mm glass crystal rondelles.

To match the mood, I brewed some tea and did a mini-shoot.  That black teacup below was a quick DIY – simply glue acrylic spike beads on the outside of a black teacup or mug. Black mug + black spikes = perfect cup of tea.

Stay tuned for more tutorials, spooky vibes and autumn outfit inspo throughout this month!

 

 

DIY Dracula Necklace - by Quiet Lion Creations

DIY Dracula Necklace - by Quiet Lion Creations

DIY Dracula Necklace - by Quiet Lion Creations

DIY Dracula Necklace - by Quiet Lion Creations

DIY Dracula Necklace - by Quiet Lion Creations

DIY Dracula Necklace - by Quiet Lion Creations

DIY Dracula Necklace - by Quiet Lion Creations

DIY Dracula Necklace - by Quiet Lion Creations

DIY Dracula Necklace - by Quiet Lion Creations


All photos copyright Quiet Lion Creations. Email me at info@quietlioncreations.com for permission to use or re-post.
Don’t steal them, it’s bad karma ☺.