Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dia de los Muertos REVEAL!!! By Karen McGovern

I have been so excited about our Dia de los Muertos design challenge! I have seen sneak peeks of works created and am blown away! Can't wait to see more. I will start by showing my most recent design.

I began with a gorgeous labradorite skull cabochon. Labradorite is one of my favorite materials to work with--it's electric! This skull is so full of fire, I wanted to make something really dramatic and over the top with it, so I created a nature inspired Sugar Skull pendant I call "Madre Espiritu" or Spirit Mother. I set the skull in sterling silver and flanked it with two cast bronze leaves on sterling stems. A steel and brass flower sits atop the skull with a brass bee. A tiny bronze dogwood blossom sits on the bronze bail above and a brass rose sits below the chin.  


I strung it on a length of flashing rainbow peacock pearls that match the flash of the labradorite. A tiny sterling silver skull hangs from a 2 inch extender. I love her! She is listed in my shop, just waiting for the perfect home....



Now, show us your designs based on Dia de los Muertos, a truly extraordinary holiday full of tradition and  meaning. THANKS FOR JOINING US!!!

Click the link below to show us your designs, link to your blog and share this blog hop. If you do not have a blog, you can still post images of your work!!


5 comments:

stacilouise said...

Karen, thank you for putting this together! Your piece is amazing!!!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Oh my goodness! That labradorite skull is killer! Whole piece is wonderful. Thank you for organizing this hop.

Sherri Stokey said...

I adore your piece, Karen!

Carol Dekle said...

Beautiful necklace Karen! Thank you so much for doing this challenge. I have a new appreciation for this beautiful holiday!

freshbakeddesigns said...

I cannot stop staring at that labradorite! I know how hard they are to photograph...so it must be even more stunning in person. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creation!

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