Bay Moon Design Mexican Sugar Skull Necklace

Bay Moon Design Mexican Sugar Skull Necklace

 

Sugar skull necklace1This necklace began with the polymer clay sugar skull by Andrew Thornton.  I wanted the design to have warm and  earthy colors like the focal.  All of the colors that I used are found in the focal.  I decided to use the metal copper to bring out the warm colors in the focal.  I made the copper component to attach the focal, 2 sets of copper loops for the necklace to attach the beaded section of the necklace to the chain section.  I also made the spiral copper clasp that is attached to the chain at the neckline of the necklace.  All were hammered and tumbled to harden them.  I choose aluminum chain that is a copper color also.  The firey sunset biwa freshwater pearls and orange and gray agate were strung on beading wire.  I used both types of beads because their vivid oranges colors compliment the sugar skull focal.


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ANCIENT SEAHORSE by Lynn Carling

ANCIENT SEAHORSE by Lynn Carling

 

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This rustic seahorse ceramic pendant was made by Sherri Mallery of SlinginMud.  It is glazed in turquoise and what I call a mustard shade.  I used three strands of seed beads for the necklace as I wanted the tiny seahorse to shine.  I love using ocean-related components in my jewelry and seek out artists who make these lovely little pieces of art.  I’ve always done some sort of craft but I was totally hooked when I went to a beading store about five years ago.  Maybe obsessed is a better word!  I always have a story in my head when I’m working on something.

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