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By Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Welcome to another It’s coming upon one of my favorite times of year – Halloween! It’s the perfect time to dress up and sometimes show a little bit of your darker side. Today’s men’s jewelry necklace is the perfect way to do just that during Halloween or any time of year.

Wicked Hard Rockin' Men's Jewelry Halloween Neckace

Wicked Hard Rockin’ Men’s Jewelry Halloween Necklace by Suzann Sladcik Wilson

This necklace was originally commissioned by a high school friend of mine, Mike Bertrand. Mike wanted a necklace that would complement a skull ring that he owns. Men’s jewelry is something that I don’t get to do that often, so I gladly took up the challenge.

Mike's Skull Ring

Mike’s Skull Ring

Mike is a big guy who works security for a living, so I knew the piece had to be substantial. For the center piece of the necklace, I used an actual ball bearing that I picked up at American Science and Surplus and attached it using a large jump ring. (side note: American Science and Surplus is a fantastic resource, especially if you are looking for things that are out of the ordinary for Halloween or year round. The item descriptions are a hoot and always good for a laugh.)

Materials to make red eyed skull beads in the Wicked Hard Rockin' Men's Jewelry Necklace.

Materials to make red eyed skull beads in the Wicked Hard Rockin’ Men’s Jewelry Necklace.

To truly match Mike’s ring, I had to customize the skull beads that I found. By using 3mm Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks in light Siam and setting them in the eye sockets of the skulls, it almost seemed the eyes were glowing! The Crystal Katana made it a breeze to pick up and place the Swarovski Flatbacks, while Beacon’s Quick Grip made sure the Swarovski Flatbacks stayed where I wanted them to.

I am happy to say that Mike was very pleased with his necklace and wore it right away.

Are you planning to make jewelry this Halloween? Please share in the comments below!

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