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Halloween Skull Earrings, Day of the Dead Orange Black Jewelry Women

Item Description

If you are looking for the perfect pair of spooky handmade skull earrings to take you through Halloween or Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) festivities, you've found them! The skulls used in the unique earrings are so very wicked looking with their devilish grins that they can't help but protect you from evil beings arisen from the underworld.  The SCARY SKULLS artisan earrings were created with rich orange magnesite skulls, shiny black onyx, copper and sterling silver earwires. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, they are a fun pair of skull earrings to add to your wicked jewelry collection.

  • Orange magnesite skulls: app. 22 mm x 15 mm (at widest) x 6 mm
  • Black onyx: app.  6 mm
  • Metal: copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
  • Length: app. 2" / 5.1 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires

The stars of the SCARY SKULLS earrings are the two sided orange magnesite skulls. Magnesite is a highly porous, low luster, whitish gemstone which makes it very suitable for enhancement, usually in the form of dyeing. It can be found in a wide array of bold colors and is often dyed to look like turquoise. Magnesite was crafted into beads and currency for hundreds of years by some Native American tribes.
After that description of magnesite, you probably have already figured out that the grinning skulls used in the SCARY SKULLS earrings are permanently dyed. The skulls have fine lines of natural brown matrix running through them, giving an old look to the skulls.  To add even more detail, a brown dye that matches the matrix perfectly was used to highlight the eyes and other details of the skulls.  Since the skulls were carved, each one in slightly different.  As an added bonus, the skulls are two sided, so no matter how the earrings spin and sway when they are worn, there will always be a skull facing out.  The skulls were framed one the bottom with a copper 2 mm bead and a copper disc spacer at the top.  
To add even more classic Halloween / Day of the Dead style to the earrings, shiny black onyx gemstones were added above each skull.  The finish of the black onyx is very high gloss so they catch the light, looking as if they almost sparkle.  A copper disc spacer and a 2 mm copper bead cap the top of each black onyx round.  All the elements  used to created the SCARY SKULLS earrings were strung on a handmade (by me) copper headpin with a hand hammered loop at the bottom.  The top of each headpin was carefully wire-wrapped into a loop and attached to sterling silver French hooks.  Two 2 mm copper beads were placed on each earwire for extra adornment
For a better understanding of the relative size of the SCARY SKULLS earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 3 for a size comparison with a dime.

Magnesite is said to help turn dreams into realities; it instills peace during meditation.  Black Onyx is believed to be a powerful protective stone and is used as a defense against negative thinking; it is said to bring balance to mind and body and helps the wearer approach a task with greater self confidence.  Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.

The SCARY SKULLS artisan earrings were carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio. They will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag with tissue, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!
***Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.



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