DIY Southwest Skull Necklace with Day of the Dead Inspiration

skull necklace pink turquoise

Pink and Turquoise for Halloween?……Say What? Well we say, bring it on!  Plus – we think this would be super cute on Day of the Dead.

The beads are a combo of crystals, pink chunky turquoise and skull shaped turquoise.  The skull cabochon is from our supply shop and the metal pendant from is from our Mod Podge line.  The frame are available at Michaels or online here.

Have a peek at how we made this cutie!

skull necklace pink turquoise e600 glue

First we glued the Skull Cabochon to the Oval Pendant Podgeable Metal Pendant – we used E6000 glue.


skull necklace pink turquoise glue gems

Next, we glued small gems around the skull.  We used gem glue that dries strong and clear.


I really really *heart* these beads….

skull necklace pink turquoise bead board

Make a design plan for your beads.  I like to use a bead board…. so much easier for shuffling and designs.

skull necklace pink turquoise crimp bead clasp

Start stringing!

skull necklace pink turquoise final

Enjoy! xo C&S



  1. I love this! I have the bezel and the cabochon…just need to find those cool beads.


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