I guess you guys have figured out by this point, that I’m a little obsessed with skulls (as you can see here, and here, and here, oh and here, here, and here). I could wear a different skull t-shirt everyday for a week, and now, I can also accessorize with skulls! When Beans and I went to the thrift store, we found a tangled pile of mardi gras beads with skull and crossbones on them. Of COURSE I brought them home.
I simply cut the skulls loose from the rest of the beads, and threw those away. Yes, they are shiny silver, but that’s nothing some matte white spray paint can’t fix! A few of them, like those in the picture, were missing a bone or two. Hubby snapped the extras off for me, and sanded down the sides.
I decided Day of the Dead was the way to go with these (especially appropriate for Cinco de Mayo). I pulled out my paints and tiny brushes and went nuts! Here’s a mid-way through work picture:
And a couple of finished ones:
I used a fine point sharpee to do the detail work. The one with blood pouring out of its eye sockets is my favorite!
I just mixed small amounts of the colors I wanted, and went from skull to skull adding flowers, leaves, hearts, and other details. I just googled images of Day of the Dead to get inspiration. I can’t wait to do more stuff like this!
Several of these will be for sale at the Rockin’ Mama’s Day Celebration this Saturday, May 7, to benefit SafePlace. I hope to see you there!
I have been invited to have a booth selling my handicrafts at the Rockin’ Mama’s Day Celebration put on by Objects of Confection this weekend! That’s right, Saturday, May 7th from 10 am to 4 pm I will be at the Community Renaissance Market, peddling my wares.
Part of the proceeds go to support SafePlace, a charity that helps support abused women and children. It’s at 6800 West Gate Blvd, here in Austin. So come out and say hi, and support a great cause: my wallet! Just kidding. I will have mostly jewelry, and possible some crocheted goods. Ooh-la-la! I can’t wait to see you all there!