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Sugar Skulls Earrings, Enamel Coral Crystals Day of the Dead Jewelry

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The CALAVERAS DE COLORES sugar skull earrings are so wonderfully colorful that you just have to smile!  Jewelry not just for Day of the Dead or Halloween, the one of a kind earrings can definitely be worn all year long!  The beauties feature individually artisan handmade enamel sugar skull charms, red coral rondelles and Swarovski crystals.  The unique cut out skull dangles started out as copper blanks. Shiny white enamel glass powder was fused onto the front with a high temperature butane torch. A stencil and more enamel glass powder were used to form the design and blavk spitalsd and other accents were hand painted.   As you can see the colors stand out brilliantly against the white;  bright red, rich blue and dots of cheerful yellow.  Two black spirals are found just above each eye socket. Because the sugar skulls were individually hand enameled, they are very similar but not exactly the same, as the photos will show.  The back of the charms are finished in black enamel. Despite the larger size of these earrings, the unique skull earrings are lightweight to wear. 
Since the sugar skull charms are the main focal of the earrings, the rest of the design is simple:  red coral rondelles and mega-sparkle Swarovski crystals, perfectly complementing the vibrant skulls.  A single medium red coral is found above each skull.  The color of the coral shades from a rich red to a lighter red with a hint of orange.  On top of the coral, separated by a copper disc spacer sits a faceted Swarovski bicone in an eye-catching color called “Capri blue,” named for the color of the water around the Italian island of Capri.  Sterling silver French hook earwires with copper bead accents finish the unique skull earrings.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the CALAVERAS DE COLORES lightweight dangle earrings are perfect pieces to add to your skull jewelry collection - and are GREAT for year round wear! “Calaveras de Colores” is Spanish for “colorful skulls.”  

  • Colorful enamel sugar skulls:  app 35 mm x 25 mm at widest (1.4” x 1”); artisan handmade by Pearly Karpel
  • Red coral rondelles:  app 6 mm x 4 mm (0.24” x 0.16”)
  • Swarovski crystals:  faceted 6 mm capri blue bicones
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with copper bead adornments
  • Length:  app. 2.75” / 7.0 cm measured from the top curve of the sterling earwires


*** For a better understanding of the relative size of the CALAVERAS DE COLORES enamel sugar skull earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.

Skulls are believed to ward off evil and assure protection and well being.  Red Coral is used to help calm life, to restore harmony in the event of an emotional conflict.  Even though man made,  crystals (glass) are said to carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.  Copper allows 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 CALAVERAS DE COLORES artisan sugar skull 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!
***  The beautiful jewelry found in my shop is photographed outside in natural light.  Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my own monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.



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