October 25, 2016

Dia De Los Muertos - A Celebration of Life Challenge Reveal

Today is the reveal day for Karen McGovern's Dia De Los Muertos - A Celebration of Life Challenge over at Love My Art Jewelry and I'm so excited!!!  I've been dying (hahaha - see what I did there?) to show you the necklace I've been working on.  
I love the sentiment behind the Day of the Dead traditions as demonstrated in this post and this one.  Heck, I even made Day of the Dead shoes!  So of course I was excited when Karen suggested a Day of the Dead challenge at Love My Art Jewelry.  I started with a sweet little sugar skull bead by Heather Powers of Humblebeads:

How stinkin' cute is that!  I knew I wanted to go crazy over-the-top with color on this piece, so I pulled all the colors from her bead and started knotting a little rainbow micro macrame section:

Then I transitioned into some flowers with colorful glass seed beads (because what's a Day of the Dead sugar skull without flowers?).

Finally, I added some braided square knot sinnets to make a strap and made a tassel to hang underneath for a little swingy movement.

Ta da!  

Links to other people's posts will be here - I can't wait to see what everyone made!!


  1. Oh My Gosh!! That is fantastic!!!! I absolutely LOVE this piece!! Wonderful work

  2. i love this so much. the white, the rainbow colors, so perfect! you really went all out!

  3. Love the color you incorporated! Your macrame is exquisite, too.

  4. Amazing piece Sherri! It looks like so much fun to wear! I am always in awe of how you create your pieces:)

  5. I love the colors and knotting. It is a stunning piece.

  6. Love, love, love! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You nailed this challenge!


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