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  • How to make a necklace. Bellatrix Lestrange Bird Skull Necklace Part I - Step 1
    Step 1

    I found small bird's skull in the garden, and this project popped to mind. I won't give you the full description of how you need to ckean and prepare a skull before you can use it, because the perfect instructions are at this site http://www.skullsite.co.uk/preparation.htm YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE!! the other option is to buy a plastic skull or an already cleaned one.

  • How to make a necklace. Bellatrix Lestrange Bird Skull Necklace Part I - Step 2
    Step 2

    After it's all clean and lovely, take your bottom coat nail polish and paint the skull. (When I cleaned mine the nottom jaw fell off, don't worry about it if yours did too, I cover that later.) use an older paint brush you don't care about to pain the nail polish unless you don't plan to use your top and base coats again. It should be nice and glossy.

  • How to make a necklace. Bellatrix Lestrange Bird Skull Necklace Part I - Step 3
    Step 3

    As you're letting that dry, get your silver paint and small brush ready. I used folklore paint from walmart, it only cost about $3.00 and it's very shiny. ^^

  • How to make a necklace. Bellatrix Lestrange Bird Skull Necklace Part I - Step 4
    Step 4

    Paint away! try and get it in every nook and cranny, and there are lots of them. The little brush it really good for this. Try to paint only one direction so it's less line-y.

  • How to make a necklace. Bellatrix Lestrange Bird Skull Necklace Part I - Step 5
    Step 5

    So now you have a silver skull, but it's too bright.... So get out your black paint and do the same as with the silver paint, get it into every crack, most importantly the eye sockets and the nostrils. Before it can dry though, take a small piece of paper towel and wipte it off. ONLY WIPE ONE DIRECTION. This makes it so the black stays in the cracks and details of the skull, but the rest stays a slightly darker silver.

  • How to make a necklace. Bellatrix Lestrange Bird Skull Necklace Part I - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once you have the ammount of black you want wait for it to dry, then put on your clear top coat. If you don't wait till the paint is totally dry it will wipe off all your paint and you'll be back at step 2. I know because I did this. XP

  • How to make a necklace. Bellatrix Lestrange Bird Skull Necklace Part I - Step 7
    Step 7

    now it's all painted, superglue any bones that may have fallen off. In my case, the Jaw. ^^

  • How to make a necklace. Bellatrix Lestrange Bird Skull Necklace Part I - Step 8
    Step 8

    This last step is optional depending on whether or not you are using a real skull. Since I am, I need to fill up the major holes and white glue is what I have on hand. It would have been too fragile without. ^^ I have to let it dry, which with my glue takes about a week. ^^ I'll post the last half of the tutorial then.

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The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress · A hole with internet, , United States · 5 projects

OK, I thought this was really cool until I realized that it was a real skull and then I was just creep out. It is still awesome though.

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cutelittledevil
cutelittledevil · Oudewater, Utrecht, Netherlands · 1 project

Thank you for the skull preperation link, i've been looking for something like that.
So far i couldn't get over cutting into corpses, but i hope i will soon, i love bones.

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Max
Max · Z-H, Netherlands · 10 projects

Wow, amazing! I never find any skulls here unfortunately..

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Keladrey
Keladrey · , British Columbia, Canada · 11 projects

Hm, I haven't used a ring in this project, (that's in step two which is unpublished as of yet) I just used the clear coat of nail polish to add some shine.

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Demonymphetamine
Demonymphetamine · Turmero, Aragua, VE · 49 projects

THAT RING..i cant understand this...that ring it was broken?? ..and reconstructed with nail polish?..uhm ok ok..i use too the nail polish for my jewellry..and it works!

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Vermin Jerky
Vermin Jerky · San Diego, California, United States · 22 projects

That is so wicked. Don't have any skulls on hand but I rather wish I did.

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Azraels Requiem
Azraels Requiem · Bridgeport, Connecticut, US · 47 projects

I have a guinea pig skull on top of my work table. But like someone else mentioned I cant bring myself to paint it. I also have a project on my page called Faulig, hes made with possum teeth. I really like this project

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Jay S.
Jay S.

What an awesome project!! :D I have a small handful of various small mammal skulls... no bird skulls though :< Still, this is a very cool idea and if I ever get a skull that would look cool as a necklace/whatever else, I'll probably do this process with it ;D

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Livia
Livia

great idea.... i never have found any bones in my fron/backyard in my life...

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WitchArachne
WitchArachne · Wollongong, NSW, Australia · 3 projects

This is really awesome. I love bones and skulls and things like that, and find them from time to time in my own backyard.
It would never have occured to me to do anything like this with them though.
Awesome idea!

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