I just adore the ethos and art of the Day of the Dead celebration, held in Mexico every year, which honors their dead and celebrates life. These colorful earrings celebrate are my homage to that festival. Completely handmade, the skulls are hand sawn out of copper sheet, then fired with layers of colorful enamels, giving them a vibrant, durable finish. Three colorful glass millefiore (meaning "thousand flowers" in Italian) have been fired on top of each skull.
Skulls are a common symbol of the Day of the Dead holiday, and also flowers, particularly marigolds, which are thought to attract the souls of the dead.
They hang from sterling silver ear wires, and measure about 1 1/2 inches.
Enamel is made of tiny glass particles, and I have layered several different opaque enamels in these earrings. They were kiln fired between 1450-1500 degrees fahrenheit until the glass melted and fused permanently to the copper.
Like all my jewelry, it will arrive artfully packaged, ready to give.
Copyright 2017 Annette Thomason
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If you have ordered a ring and the size is not right and you need to have it resized, I will be happy to do it but there is a $15 stocking fee plus shipping costs. So it is much better to have the right size from the beginning! If you would like to buy a ring but are not sure of your ring size, I can send you one free of charge. Just send me a message with your request and an address.
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