Friday, October 14, 2011

Day of the Dead earrings my way of honoring the past

Mexico is gearing up for Day of the Dead celebrations, a time when they honor those who have passed on.  I was inspired to create these colorful "Dia de los Muertos" earrings for the 3 days of festivities.  

Probably the hardest part of creating these earrings was trying to figure out how the color photo copier worked a the Fedex store.  Once I had printed out my "Dia de los Muertos" images, I modge podged them onto Scrabble Tiles and poured a layer of resin on them.  From there, I strung beads onto silver wire and made them into these delightful dangles, more than enough to wear during the Nov. 1 & 2 festivities.

It occurred to me that one of these days, someone in the family is going to open up the Scrabble box and discover there are no longer any letter tiles, thanks to my little jewelry obsession.  Until then....enjoy the bling!

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