Monday, October 22, 2012

DIY Skeleton Earrings string lights








These skeleton string lights from years ago are a perfect way to channel your spooky spirit with in. Even though they're missing sum of their "bony" parts I didn't want to throw them away. Why not make something crafty with them. Earrings is one creative way of reusing these little guys. I wonder how they would look if they were painted black or red, or even make them glow-in-the-dark, etc. For now we will use them as is.



You will need:

1 string of skeleton lights (lurking about your home)
2 6" long craft wire  (I used a 26 gauge)
2 skeleton from said lights  (with working parts)
2 light bulb socket
2 earring hooks
pliers/wire cutters
(I only used what I had on hand. If you have other supply's feel free to use them)

Make sure you have two complete skeletons with complete body parts
Carefully unscrew body from head
Use wire cutters about 1/2" above the skeleton head to remove it from string. (do this for both skeletons)
Remove light from head (should fall out)
Remove light from socket
Pull out old wires from socket. (use pliers)
Cut two strands of 6" craft wire.

Feed wire through top of light bulb socket. Bring it through and up back to the top. I wanted to reuse the socket so the skull would have a tight fit. (It did add some weight but not that much)

Following the picture below. Twist the wire on one side back to the top of it self. Do the same to the other side. Then twist both sides together to form a loop.

Thread socket through skull. (should fit snug) Pull up loop and carefully round it out.
Add earring hooks
Attach your body to the head. (should be a tight fit)




Giving me the chills I dare say.
BOOLA! ~*M
 


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Monday, October 22, 2012

DIY Skeleton Earrings string lights

Posted by Mei Kwai at 4:07 PM







These skeleton string lights from years ago are a perfect way to channel your spooky spirit with in. Even though they're missing sum of their "bony" parts I didn't want to throw them away. Why not make something crafty with them. Earrings is one creative way of reusing these little guys. I wonder how they would look if they were painted black or red, or even make them glow-in-the-dark, etc. For now we will use them as is.



You will need:

1 string of skeleton lights (lurking about your home)
2 6" long craft wire  (I used a 26 gauge)
2 skeleton from said lights  (with working parts)
2 light bulb socket
2 earring hooks
pliers/wire cutters
(I only used what I had on hand. If you have other supply's feel free to use them)

Make sure you have two complete skeletons with complete body parts
Carefully unscrew body from head
Use wire cutters about 1/2" above the skeleton head to remove it from string. (do this for both skeletons)
Remove light from head (should fall out)
Remove light from socket
Pull out old wires from socket. (use pliers)
Cut two strands of 6" craft wire.

Feed wire through top of light bulb socket. Bring it through and up back to the top. I wanted to reuse the socket so the skull would have a tight fit. (It did add some weight but not that much)

Following the picture below. Twist the wire on one side back to the top of it self. Do the same to the other side. Then twist both sides together to form a loop.

Thread socket through skull. (should fit snug) Pull up loop and carefully round it out.
Add earring hooks
Attach your body to the head. (should be a tight fit)




Giving me the chills I dare say.
BOOLA! ~*M
 


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