Sugar Skull Pendant
Pink flowers adorn this sugar skull pendant.
Día de los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico and the U.S. on November 1st and 2nd. The history of the holiday comes from the indigenous people of central and southern Mexico. They believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them. The sugar skulls are made from sugar and like with our Halloween and Easter - loved by children. There are contests on how beautiful they can be made.
In that spirit I've created my Sugar Skull pendant. She's a happy spirit ready for a party. Pink flowers are her favorite.
Skull (with tiny spider on top!) by Samantha Capeling of the U.K.
Copper flower charm at bottom by Jade Scott (she is no longer creating charms)
Lampwork flower by Mermaid Glass
Vintage and new glass and brass beads from my collection
vintage brass chain
Pendant hangs about 3 inches from the top of the bale to the bottom of the flower charm. 20" chain.