Thursday, September 26, 2013

How to Style a Skull Necklace

For this month’s necklace collage, I was hoping to find a great statement necklace with bold orange beads - something pumpkin-y that would be perfect for fall outfits. I was picturing some leafy green ensembles with perhaps a hint of warm yellow. But when I went on the hunt for some great orange jewelry, I came across an exciting skull charm necklace with orange leather and shell dangles. It was too good to resist.

With this necklace as a starting point, I switched gears and opted for a more Beetlejuice inspired look - stripes, black and white, and spookiness. Although I don’t normally go for printed tops, I thought that something graphic would make a great backdrop for skull beads, and found one that went perfectly with the gold and brown palette. To bring back a hint of pumpkins, I added a Chan Luu bracelet with orange rounds.


The skull necklace features a lot of great jewelry elements that work well in fall outfits. Below are some fun tutorials to try for similar looks. If you like to go authentic, try out Ouija Bored’s bird skull necklace tutorial, which includes instructions for cleaning and preparing real animal bones.

Skull and Charm Jewelry Tutorials

Peter Pan Skull Collar Tutorial
Safety Pin Skull Necklace Tutorial
Skull and Roses Earring Tutorial

Carnival Charm Necklace Tutorial
Halloween Delight Charm Bracelet Project
DIY Pom Pom Chain Necklace

Here are my favorite Polyvore collages features some of this month’s fashion picks:

put yo hands up

HUE + You: Perfect Leggings for Fall

Sem título #577

Do you like to use skull beads in your designs?

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