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Skulls Crosses Earrings, Red Black Jewelry Day of the Dead Halloween

Item Description

If a shiver inducing, Goth inspired pair of earrings is what you have in mind for Day of the Dead or Halloween parties, you can't get much better than these skulls and crosses ALL HALLOWS EVE earrings!  The one of a kind dangle earrings feature spooky black magnesite skulls and blood red crosses wire wrapped with copper and finished with sterling silver earwires.  Just think how they will look with an all black witches costume - or to add a bit of fun to your little little black dress!  Created for the woman who loves Dia de los Muertos jewelry, Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs carefully designed and handmade the ALL HALLOWS EVE earrings.

  • Black magnesite skulls:  app. 12mm x 12mm x 10mm
  • Red magnesite crosses:  app. 16mm x 12mm x 4mm
  • Metals:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  French hooks; sterling silver with copper bead accents
  • Length:  app. 2.5" / 6.4 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires

*** For a better understanding of the relative size of the skulls and crosses used in the ALL HALLOWS EVE earrings, please be sure to check out photo #5 for a size comparison with a dime.
The definite stars of the ALL HALLOWS EVE earrings are the wonderful skulls. Just look at the amazing detail carved into them!  Because they were individually hand carved out of the gemstone magnesite, each is just a tiny bit different, as you can see in the photos. Natural magnesite itself is normally an off white color, usually with dark brown matrix running through it. Because it is very porous, it takes a dye easily and is often found in many colors, such as the deep black color of these skulls (and the red of the crosses).  The skulls have a definite 3-D look to them, with recessed eye sockets and carved cheekbones, noses and mouths.  The skulls were capped on the top and bottom with 2mm copper beads and carefully wire wrapped with solid copper wire.  I love the complementary glow the copper gives to the black of the skulls.  
To add fabulous movement to the earrings and to give a Goth feel, red magnesite crosses were carefully wire wrapped to the bottom of the skulls.  Not only was the magnesite used to make the crosses dyed, but they were also given a blotchy finish of darker spots to impart an old feel to them.  A perfect match to the black of the skulls!  As with the skulls, the crosses are also framed with 2mm copper beads at the top and bottom and then carefully wire wrapped to the bottom of the skulls.  
The main body of the ALL HALLOWS EVE earrings were then attached to sterling silver French hook earwires. A single 3mm copper bead was added to each earwire for added adornment.  

Skulls are believed to ward off evil and ensure protection and well being.  Crosses are symbols of atonement to remind Christians of God's love in sacrificing his own son for humanity.  Magnesite is believed to help turn dreams into realities; it instills peace during meditation. Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize the barriers which are in the path of personal development.

The ALL HALLOWS EVE skulls and crosses 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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