Skeleton Key Earrings

I love jewelry that is easy to make and fun to wear – and these Skeleton Key Earrings absolutely check both of those boxes! Earrings are super simple to make. These are so inexpensive and simple that you can make several to give as gifts. They are the perfect zero-calorie Halloween treat!

This project is part of our “Craft Lightning Halloween” week. All week long my friends Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, and Jen from 100 Directions, along with several of our crafty friends, are sharing Halloween crafts that can be made in 15 minutes or less! Be sure to check out their craft ideas below!

Skeleton Key Earrings - simple to make, and so much fun to wear!

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Skeleton Key Earrings Supplies:

Skull Beads
Small Jewelry Keys
Jump Rings
Earring Wires
Jewelry Pliers
Hot Glue

supplies for skeleton key earrings

Use the clippers from your jewelry pliers to cut the keys in half.

TIP: Position the key on the blade, near the hinge of the clippers. This gives you the most power. Bring your hand down to the table, then cover with a towel or with your hand. The pieces tend to fly off, and you could lose one, or it could hit something – or someone. Then squeeze the handles to clip.

clip key in two

Carefully fill the top of the bead hole with hot glue. Insert the top of the key.

glue top on

Next, fill the bottom with hot glue, then insert the bottom. Repeat with a second key.

repeat with second earring

Open a jump ring, then add the key and earring wire. Finally, close the jump ring. This finishes one of your skeleton key earrings.

add to jump ring

Repeat for the second earring, and you have a cute pair of skeleton key earrings that you can wear on Halloween – or any time of year!

finished skeleton key earrings


More fun and fast Halloween craft ideas:

Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday made this Ghost Under Glass – so cute, it is hard to believe you can whip one up in just 15 minutes!


Over at A Girl and a Glue Gun, Kimbo shows you how you and your kids can whip up these easy tissue paper ghosts.


You’re just a few sprays away from making your own Faux Mercury Glass Pumpkins – Jessi from Practically Functional shows you her technique (it is crazy simple)!


At A Turtle’s Life for Me shows you how to transform wood scraps into adorable Halloween decor.


Clipboards can make great decor. Steph from Crafting in the Rain shows you how she made an adorable Halloween clipboard.

hocus pocus craft

When the leaves start to turn, the burlap decor comes out – and Vanessa from Tried and True combines burlap and pumpkins to make a great fall wreath!


Jen, out guest co-host for this week, has this awesome Halloween nail art – so even if you don’t get into costume, your nails can get dressed up!


And Angie, my Craft Lightning co-host, made this absolutely adorable monster wreath!



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