Monday, October 28, 2013

Day of the Dead Challenge/Blog Hop...almost done!

Today is the reveal for the Day of the Dead Challenge/Blog Hop!  I was really excited to work with this sweet (pun intended) Sugar Skull from Jenny Davies-Reazor.

I knew I wanted to include some of my wire-wrapped flowers I create with Czech glass leaf beads, but wasn't sure how I was going to incorporate them.

At first I thought I would create a necklace.

Then I thought maybe I would create an ornate pendant.

I liked the idea of the flowers being at the bottom, then I had the idea to create a brooch/fibula.  Here is my free-form wire shape.

Here, I have wired on the flowers, and started forming the pin.  Skully is just sitting there for now.

Unfortunately, I got a bit derailed last night and didn't finish.  Will keep at it and show you my finished  pin as soon as I can.  In the meantime, go and see all the other Boo-tiful creations ;)  I'll bet you see a few more of Jenny's skulls!

Thanks Diana Ptaszynski for hosting!

Kathleen Breeding

Dianne Miller

Lisa Liddy

Toltec Jewels

Laura Medeiros

Veralynne Malone

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Stephanie LaRosa

Nicole Valentine Rimmer

Sarajo Wentling

Dawn M. Gallop

Christine Damm


  1. I liked seeing your thought process. The flowers look great with the skull and I will be eager to see how it comes out.

  2. Great start - i really enjoyed you sharing your process as well, Interesting to see how other artists think!

  3. As always dear LOVE your work!! SO beautiful and professionally made!!!! I always enjoy you at ArtBliss and love being in the charm swap with you! What a great idea with the wire backing and the flowers.....uhmmmm breathtaking! Love it and can't wait to see the finished piece I already know it will be stunning! Happy Halloween!! I loved looking at your pics...awesome!

  4. Nice to see the in progress work - I can't wait to see the finished piece!

  5. What a great pin! I can hardly wait to see the finished result.

  6. Sometimes the Muse just will NOT behave, Melissa... but in the end she came through for you. Lovely design!

  7. It all looks great! I love the idea of the flowers with the skull and some great wire work!

  8. Cool wire wrapping on those flowers. In fact, cool wire wrapping all around!

  9. Love the idea you've got...can't wait to see it all finished, looks like it will be fantastic!

  10. Great start! I can't wait to see it finished!

  11. What a great idea - I love seeing how it came together! Can't wait to see it finished!

  12. The skull is wonderful, it has a kind of sad and wistful look to it, Can't wait to see what your finished product will be, It looks like it will be great! Will check back to see it :D

  13. You rock. Love the leafy flowers, and the spiral thing is brilliant. Cant wait to see Skully later!

  14. I like where you're going with this and appreciate you sharing your process. It's good to know that I'm not the only one who sometimes changes directions as a design progresses! I hope you share when you finish him up!

  15. Wonderful sugar skull!


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