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