When I think Day of the Dead, I think sugar skulls, flowers, and bright colors. I originally wasn't as focused on the Day of the Dead aspect of the challenge, but I knew I had some Green Girl Pewter sugar skulls (and other skulls!). When I started looking at my art beads, I found that I was draw to a super bright and fun lampwork glass bead by Beadygirl Beads and I thought it would work great with the pewter. I added in some other colorful lampwork beads from The Spacer Bead Shop and some Vintaj arte metal chain and other blackened pieces, and here's the result!
I got so excited by the Green Girl skull pieces that I had that I decided to make a second Day of the Dead necklace. This time I used some faux cinnabar, lampwork lovelies by both Tanya McGuire and the Spacer Bead Shop, and a silver plated ring by TierraCast. I used Vintaj arte metal wire for my links again, but this time used silver plated antique silver chain from Nunn Design.
I'm not 100% sure if these designs count as art beads, but I'm going to include them anyway. I had some fun with some subtly seasonal scrapbook paper and some copper plated bezels. I love the way this spider set turned out! I had hoped to get some other Halloween themed things done, but my travels this month got in my way.
Big thanks to Diana for thinking up and organizing this fun blog hop! All of these pieces are available in my Etsy shop. Click HERE to check it out.
You can see all the other great jewelry that my fellow participants made too, please consider hopping around to see everyone's great stuff!
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