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Ghost earrings

Show off your Halloween "spirit" with these fun and easy spook-tacular dangles. Once you master the basic technique, be sure to check out the design options on the PDF for some other festive earrings to suit your scary side. No tricks here, just a week’s worth of beaded treats.

SUPPLIES

  • 4 13 mm ceramic ghost beads (Rings & Things, rings-things.com) 
  • 4 2 mm spacers
  • 12 in. (30 cm) 20-gauge twisted wire
  • 4 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) decorative head pins
  • pair of twisted-wire earring wires
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

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Step 1
On a decorative head pin, string a ghost bead and a spacer. Make a plain loop. Make a second ghost-bead unit.
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Step 2
Cut a 6-in. (15 cm) piece of wire. About 21⁄2 in. (6.4 cm) from one end, make a wrapped loop. Do not trim the excess wire.
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Step 3
On each end, make a plain loop. Open each loop and attach a ghost-bead unit. Close the loop.
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Step 4
Bend each wire as desired. Open the loop of an earring wire and attach the dangle. Close the loop. Make a second earring to match the first.
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