October 10, 2011

My Sugar Skull Obsession

The history behind sugar skulls and the Day of the Dead is fascinating to me.  I think the tradition is really wonderful.  Plus, I have a thing for skeletons.  I've been searching for a piece of jewelry for a while, but nothing ever seemed quite right.  So, of course.... I made one.

Everything I make tells a little something about me.  Do you see the hint in this charm?  Around one of the eyes are three orange petals or "lashes".  It's in honor of one of my favorite movies A Clockwork Orange.

Do you leave behind hints in your work?