Saturday, October 17, 2015

1st Annual Danse Macabre Blog Hop

Happy October!  I love this season, it gives us so many things to celebrate.  Halloween, the way the trees put on their beautiful colors, the fresh crisp scent in the air, apples, pumpkins, I could go on and on.  Today I am joining up for the Danse Macabre Blog Hop hosted by Strega Jewellry.

Danse Macabre is the dance of death.  We all end up dancing with death sooner or later.  We are celebrating life, by laughing at death and the fear of things that go bump in the night. Our task was to pick a theme and make something with it.

I picked Sugar Skulls.  I love them and the tradition behind them.  They are works of art and they always make me smile.  If you are not familiar with them, this is a good resource.  I love the belief that our ancestors come back and visit us and the idea of a time set aside specifically to honor them.  I had a sugar skull made by Andrew Thornton that I have been saving, and I knew I needed to make a bright chunky necklace with it.

Here is a close up of the sugar skull, isnt' he beautiful?

I am sorry about the bad pictures,  My good camera is not working so I had to take them with my phone.  

I am at a bead retreat right now and one of the things we were supposed to bring if we wanted was a coloring book.  I found one with Sugar Skulls last week when I went to Barnes and Noble.  

Isn't it awesome?  I can't wait to get going on some of these pictures!  

Thanks for stopping by, please take a look at what the other participants did!

Lee Koopman                           Strega Jewellry
Sam Waghorn                           Pale Moon Creations
Dini Bruinsma                            Angaza by Changes
Mowse Doyle                              Mouse Made This
Lori Blanchard                            Alainn Jewelry
Robin Showstack                        The Crazy Bead Hoarder
Amy Jorgensen                           Hoarders Corner
Nan Smith                                    Wired Nan
Tammy Adams                             Paisley Lizard
Catherine King                              Catherine’s Musings
Michelle McCarthy                         Firefly Designs Studio
Betony Maiden                             Beadwenches Blog
Becca White                                  Morgana Fey Creations
You are here ------> Kim Dworak    Cianci Blue
Tami Norris                                   Tamis Creative Spot
Inge Von Roos                               Inge’s Blog
Terry Jeanette Carter                    Tapping Flamingo
Deb Fortin                                       Mhoti Studio
Melissa Trudinger                           Bead Recipes


  1. I love sugar skull art too. I think I have that same coloring book. The focal bead you used is awesome and your necklace is so sweet and cheery.

  2. what a sweet necklace , love the two colour choice. It makes me think of summer.

  3. Love the sugar skull focal bead, you made a great necklace with the red and white combination followed throughout the piece.

  4. Love it - especially that focal bead! Enjoy your coloring book!

  5. Amazing, a colouring book with sugar skulls, I've never seen it over here... A great combi with the necklace!