Christmas Jack Skellington

Christmas Jack Skellington

Christmas Jack Skellington

 

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You Will Need:

White size 11 Czech seed beads (18)

Jet size 11 seed beads (10)

Jet size 8 seed bead (1)

White size 6 seed bead (1)

¼ inch white bugle beads (2)

¼ inch black bugle beads (2)

½ inch black bugle beads (4)

1 inch black bugle beads (4)

Jack Skellington lamp work bead (1)

Santa Hat lamp work bead (1)

8mm round 21 gauge SS jump ring (1)

8mm cube Siam Swarovski crystal (1)

4mm cube Siam Swarovski crystal (1)

Silver plated bow (1)

6x15mm black horn teardrop (1)

26 gauge silver plated wire (21 inches)

Needle Nose Pliers

Round Nose Pliers

Wire Cutters

OR You can buy the Christmas Jack Kit here: www.beadworldinc.com

 

Instructions:

 

1. Cut a 12 inch piece of 26 ga wire. String 9 white size 11 seed beads into the center of the wire, passing through the jump ring.

 

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2. Pass both ends of the wire through the hole at the top of the Santa Hat bead and the Jack Skellington bead. Pull the wire tight so the beads are snug against the top of the hat.

 

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3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the 9 inch wire, making sure to pass through the jump ring.

 

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4. String the size 6 white seed bead onto all four wires to form a neck. Pull the two shorter pieces of wire to either side of the skeleton, so they are perpendicular to the longer (leg) pieces of wire.

 

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5. On one of the horizontal pieces, string a ½ inch black bugle, a black size 11 seed bead, a ½ inch black bugle, a black size 11 seed bead, a ¼ inch white bugle, 8mm crystal, 4mm crystal and silver bow.

 

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6. Make a simple loop with your round nose pliers.

 

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7. Trim your wire and tuck the wire end in the final bead.

 

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8. Repeat steps 5-7 (minus the present) with the opposite side.

 

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9. String a size 8 black seed bead on both of the legs. This bead should cover any wire between the arms. Then string the black horn tear drop skinny side down to form the body. Separate the longer wires to form legs.

 

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10. On one of the legs string a black size 11 seed bead, a 1 inch black bugle, a black size 11 seed bead, a 1 inch black bugle, a black size 11 seed bead, a ¼ inch black bugle.

 

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11. Take your round nose pliers and make the same simple loop made for the arms.

 

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12. Repeat steps 10-11 on the remaining leg. Shape Jack Skellington as desired. Merry Christmas!

 

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