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Swarovski Crystals Gothic Skull Pike Earrings Jewellery Project

October 12, 2023 4 min read

Swarovski Crystals gothic Skull Spike earrings for Halloween with silver plated ear wires.

Calling all fashionistas, jewellery makers, Swarovski Crystals enthusiasts, and Halloween lovers! If you're someone who loves to add a touch of alternative flair to your accessories and have a soft spot for all things gothic, then you're in for a treat. In this jewellery making tutorial, we'll dive into the magical world of Swarovski Crystals, where we'll teach you how to make a set of stunning Gothic Skull Pike Earrings, perfect for your next Halloween-inspired fashion statement. 

Skulls have always been associated with power, mystery, and rebellion. They embody a sense of fearlessness and challenge societal norms. Whether you are a seasoned jewellery maker or a beginner, this tutorial is designed to suit all skill levels. Dive into the beautiful realm of jewellery craft as we guide you through each step of creating intricate skull pike earrings, you'll unveil the artisan within and add a touch of personal creativity to your life. So grab your Swarovski beads, and let’s get making!


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Component List:

The full list of Swarovski Crystals, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:


Component Image
Component Name / Link To Purchase
Component Quantity
Swarovski Bicone Beads 5328 6mm Crystal Silver Night Swarovski Bicone Beads 5328 6mm Crystal Silver Night x 2
Swarovski Skull Beads 5750 13mm Crystal Silver Night
Swarovski Skull Beads 5750 13mm Crystal Silver Night x 2
Swarovski Crystal Pendants 6480 28mm Crystal Silver Night
Swarovski Crystal Pendants 6480 28mm Crystal Silver Night x 2
Silver Plated Crimp Cover 3mm
Silver Plated Crimp Cover 3mm x 2
Silver Plated Headpins 1 inch Silver Plated Headpins 1 inch x 4
Silver Plated Fish Hook Ear Wires Silver Plated Fish Hook Ear Wires x 2
Side Cutters Side Cutters x 1
Round Nose Pliers Round Nose Pliers
x 1
Chain Nose Pliers Chain Nose Pliers
x 1




Step 1

Wrap the eye-pin around spike pendant

Thread the eye pin through the hole of the spike pendant and use the pliers to bend the pin so that the wire curves down, round through the pendant and back up, similar to a hook. Then wrap the pin once around itself and trim off the excess with Side Cutters. It should look something like this:

Tip: make sure the wire is wrapped only once and as tightly as you can with all excess removed. The wire wrapped section needs to be as small as possible to fit inside the crimp cover detailed in Step 2.

Wrap the eye-pin around spike pendant

Step 2

Hide the wrapped wire

To conceal the wire wrapping, take the open Crimp Cover and use the Chain Nose Pliers to gently press the Crimp Cover closed over the wrapped section, once closed, it will look like a classic smooth silver bead. At this point you have essentially created a DIY pendant bail and this component can be attached to a necklace or earrings as it is, for a simpler classic look.

Hide the wrapped wire

Step 3

Build the next link

To attach the next section of the earring, use the chain and round nose pliers to twist open the loop at the end of a fresh eyepin and thread on the pendant loop. Twist the eyepin opening closed again so that you have a linked connection that looks like this:

Build the next link

Step 4

Add the beads

Now thread on the skull bead, followed by the Bicone bead and use the round nose pliers to bend a loop as close as you can to the Bicone and trim away the excess with the Side Cutters.

Step 5

Attach the ear wire

Once you have assembled the body of the earring, use the round nose and chain nose pliers to gently twist open the loop at the bottom of the Fishhook Ear wire, then thread the top loop of the earing onto the opened loop.

Tip: Be sure to always twist the loops open and closed and never pull them open as that will make the loop more likely to break in the future.

Step 6

Create a matching pair.

Repeat steps 1 to 5 to create the second skull spike earring and complete the set.


Congratulations you have completed the project!


You've just made a pair of beautiful skull spike earrings using Swarovski beads and silver findings. We hope you enjoyed indulging your creativity as you celebrate the darkly enchanting world of gothic jewellery craft. Swarovski Crystals' Gothic Skull Pike Earrings offer a dazzling opportunity to embrace your love for Halloween, alternative fashion, and the art of jewellery making. With these unique earrings, you'll be ready to showcase your fashionable and alternative style every day, not just on Halloween!