Final Free Halloween Craft Projects for Terrorific Tuesday Morticia Invites Miss Havisham to Tea!

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(This week's final offering for Terrorific Tuesday is a two part post with two spooktacular projects for your perusal. Tomorrow I'll share the instructions for the invitation, today I'm showing you how to make the necklace. Make sure to stop back tomorrow for part two...until is a little story of friendship...Goth style...)

Morticia Invites Miss Havisham to Tea Choker Copyright 2008 Margot Potter
Morticia Invites Miss Havisham to Tea Choker copyright 2008 Margot Potter

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Morticia Invites Miss Havisham to Tea Choker
Free Jewelry Project
Copyright 2008 Margot Potter
For Personal Use Only

If Morticia were to have tea with Miss Havisham, this charming choker would be just the perfect combo of Victoriana meets Goth to complement her ensemble. Would Thing pour the tea and serve the crumpets? Oh to be a fly on the wall during that meeting of the minds. If you want to get your Goth on, you simply have to whip up this little number.

(Designer tip: Chokers have to be fitted so make sure to adjust the size and materials to fit your neck!)

Plaid ‘fresh’ acrylic Teardrop Black Chandelier pendant
25 tiny white metal skull charms
24 9x6mm jet CRYSTALLIZED™-Swarovski Elements briolettes
2 3/4” silver plated fold over ribbon ends
Silver plated medium swivel lobster clasp
6” length silver plated elongated cable chain
10mm heavy duty silver plated jump ring
43 4mm gun metal jump rings
4 5mm silver plated jump rings
2 60 link lengths gunmetal curb chain small
7/8” wide 12” (more or less depending on your neck size) black satin ribbon with loops
Ranger Adirondack Pigment Pad in snow cap
Inkadinkado Swirl Stamp 96253-P

2 pairs chain nose pliers
Electric drill with 1/16” bit
Sewing scissors

1. Measure your neck to determine ribbon length; remember to account for the clasp and jump ring. My neck is rather smallish so you may need a larger length of ribbon and therefore more dangles and longer chain sections.
2. Stamp ribbon with pigment ink on flourish stamp alternating between top and bottom of ribbon. Set aside.
3. Drill three holes in bottom of chandelier pendant, one in center and one on either side. You can use the image as a guide.
4. Attach metal fold over ends to ribbon using pliers to secure them closed. This takes a lot of effort.
5. Begin attaching dangles to bottom loops alternating between skulls and briolettes on gun metal jump rings.
6. Stop one loop from center loop. Attach pendant on 5mm silver plated jump ring. Skip another loop and continue attaching dangles starting with the same dangle style you ended with on other side of pendant.
7. Working on one side of your ribbon, attach a 60 link length of chain on a gun metal jump ring to the inside of the first dangle. Attach it again on the 30th link with a jump ring on the center dangle ribbon and again to inside of the final dangle on the final link. Repeat on the opposite side.
Attach a briolette and a skull on a 5mm silver plated jump ring to each drilled hole at the bottom of your pendant.

8. Add the elongated cable chain on the 10mm jump ring to the ribbon end on the right of your pendant. Add a 5mm sp jump ring with a briolette and a skull. This will hang down the back of your neck.
9. Add a swivel lobster clasp on a 5mm sp jump ring to the opposite ribbon end.


Plaid ‘fresh’ line, Basic ribbon from Michaels, skull charms Sacred Kitsch Studio, briolettes CRYSTALLIZED-Swarovski Elements, stamp Inkadinkado, pigment ink Ranger, fold over ends available at craft stores and online, gun metal chain and jump rings Rings & Things, plated chain and findings Beadalon.


Dave Robertson said...

Hi Margot, I love what you do with gunmetal! This is another design to show around the warehouse here. You're an inspiration!

Also, thanks again for mentioning us as a supplier.

at Rings & Things

Margot Potter said...


Thanks! I love your products and I'm a huge fan of gun metal. It's got such a nice vintage vibe.

Happy to spread the word about your site.

Margot said...

WOW, this is really stunning!!! I'll be linking to this project. I love everything about it, especially the creative name!

Margot Potter said...


Thank you! Yay!

It's funny, this idea just popped into my head as soon as I saw this pendant.


Melissa J. Lee said...

I KNEW this was your project the moment I saw it in the mosaic. It is simply BRILLIANT - I LOVE IT, I CANNOT STOP GUSHING IN CAPITAL LETTERS ABOUT IT. (If only I had a longer neck - I am sadly short-necked - so I could pull off wearing this piece myself!)

Michelle McGee said...

Whoa ho ho... what a chokah!!!