I am taking a very short break from Monday, September 25 through Wednesday, September 27, 2017.   Any items purchased during that time will be mailed out Thursday, September 28.   

Thank you so much for your patience.  

Red Black Sugar Skull Earrings, Handmade Day of the Dead Halloween Dangle Jewelry

Item Description

Looking as if they are the devilish kings of sugar skull jewelry, the EL REY handmade earrings add great fun to your spooky Halloween and Dia de los Muertos outfit.  The one of a kind Day of the Dead earrings were created with Czech glass sugar skulls beads in shiny red with a black Picasso finish.  The black finish settled into the imprinted design to highlight the incredible detail of the flower eyes, nose, mouth and other parts of the skull.  The Czech glass skulls are two sided so they look wonderful from any angle when worn.  “El Rey” is Spanish for “the king.”


To build the “crown,” vintage look copper rondelles and black onyx gemstones were stacked on top of the sugar skull beads.  The copper rondelles were set with seven sparkling Czech crystals to give maximum glitter at the slightest movement of the head.  Nested in the top of the rondelles are black onyx rounds that have a semi-matte finish for a wonderful glow.  A 3 mm copper bead was placed above each black onyx gemstone.  The earrings are finished with sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents. The EL REY earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the woman who wants to add ghoulishly fun sugar skull  jewelry to her unique collection.  


  • Red and black Czech glass sugar skulls:  app. 20 mm x 17 mm x 5 mm
  • Czech copper and crystal rondelles:  app. 6 mm x 3 mm
  • Black onyx:  app. 6 mm
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
  • Length:  app. 1.75” / 4.4 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires


For a better understanding of the relative size of the EL REY handmade sugar skulls earrings, please be sure to check out photo #5 for a size comparison with a dime.

Skulls are believed to ward off evil and ensure protection and well being.  Even though man made, glass and crystal carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.  Black Onyx is believed to be a powerful protective stone and is used as a defense against negative thinking.  Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is believed to be a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.

The EL REY Day of the Dead 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.


Shadow Dog Designs

Unique Handmade Jewelry

for the Discerning Woman


E1062 - 07-21-16



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