Showing posts with label necklace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label necklace. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Custom Handmade Día de los Muertos Skull by Anatomical Element

Skull-A-Day friend Rachel B. Stork Stoltz, MS is a supremely talented medical illustrator and the creative mind behind Anatomical Element.  She was a featured artist at the Face Off Exhibition for Skull Appreciation Day 2013 in Chicago, plus she has sponsored one of our wonderful giveaway contests.

This masterpiece of metalsmithing is truly blowing my mind with everything that is included in it.  I'll let her tell you more: "Made from copper, brass, and sterling silver. All pieces are hand sawn and either soldered or riveted together. Real human teeth are set for the eyes and flower. Stainless steel jaw plates are used as the hanging mechanism. Designs representing a neuron and fibromuscular dysplasia adorn the skull. This piece measures about 2 inches by 3 inches and can be adjusted to hang high or low. All teeth and jaw plates came from the customer. This is a very personal piece and is bound to start countless conversations!"

Rachel says that she's starting to really like this style, and I couldn't agree more.  The use of real pieces of anatomy is just fantastic.  Thanks for sharing this truly awesome piece with us, Rachel!




Monday, January 27, 2014

Sugary Skull Jewelry

Miranda Ross an 8th grade Spanish teacher. When she's not teaching, she is crafting. She works with polymer clay and paints, creating original designs. She loves making little skull earrings and upcycling any old piece of furniture she can find with the skull motif. The photos she shared with us are of skulls with mustache earrings and a sugar skull necklace with real candy sprinkle eyes. You can find more of Miranda's work on her website Sugar Skull Vintage, Facebook, and Instagram.



Friday, May 17, 2013

[CONTEST REMINDER] Win a Metal Skull with Brain Pendant from Anatomical Element

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED! Thanks for participating!

Don't forget you have until 11:59pm Eastern USA Time Friday, May 17, 2013, to enter the giveaway from Anatomical Elements for a Skull Pendant. You can find the original contest post by clicking the side bar ad, or this link.



[NOTE: If you are reading this on Facebook or Google+, you must go to THE ACTUAL BLOG POST HERE to enter this contest! You CANNOT enter this contest by commenting on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+]

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

[CONTEST REMINDER] Win a Metal Skull with Brain Pendant from Anatomical Element

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED! Thanks for participating!

Don't forget you have until 11:59pm Eastern USA Time Friday, May 17, 2013, to enter the giveaway from Anatomical Elements for a Skull Pendant. You can find the original contest post by clicking the side bar ad, or this link.



[NOTE: If you are reading this on Facebook or Google+, you must go to THE ACTUAL BLOG POST HERE to enter this contest! You CANNOT enter this contest by commenting on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+]

Monday, May 13, 2013

[CONTEST] Win a Metal Skull with Brain Pendant from Anatomical Element

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED! Thanks for participating!

Rachel Stork Stoltz, of Anatomical Element, is a medical illustrator and obsessed with anatomy. She started metalworking as a way to rip herself away from the computer and get her hands dirty. Her very first piece was an anatomical heart and the anatomical skull with brain soon followed (and is one of her favorites!). Rachel made a skull pendant from old roofing copper that she found in her grandfather's barn. She is giving away this skull pendant to one lucky Skull-A-Day fan!

 Close up, so you can see the details.


A perspective view to show the layers of metal


Hanging on a neck, to give you a better idea of size


PRIZE INFO: One anatomical skull with brain pendant from Anatomical Element. The pendant is about 1 3/4 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches tall. It's hand cut and hammered, layered with steel rivets. Bottom layer is copper, skull layer is aluminum, and the brain is copper with a fire scale patina.

HOW TO ENTER: A fancy skull like this deserves to be worn somewhere special. To enter this contest, comment below telling me what special place you would wear this pendant to, if you won it. For example, I'd likely wear it to the International Museum of Surgical Sciences in Chicago, IL, on May 31st, for our Skull Appreciation Day show opening.

CONTACT INFO: The winner, chosen at random, will be contacted via email by one of the Skull-A-Day editors within 7 days of the end of the contest. If that winner doesn't respond, another winner will be chosen. With your comment, please INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!!! Entries are only valid with this information.

WHERE TO ENTER: All entries must be made on this blog post, on Skull-A-Day.com. You CANNOT enter this contest by commenting on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

CONTEST CLOSES: 11:59:59 PM Eastern USA Time Friday, May 17, 2013.

NUMBER OF WINNERS: One

PRIZE SHIPS: This contest is open to all skull lovers around the world.

IF YOU DON'T WIN: Don't fret, her jewelry is available in her Etsy shop, Anatomical Element. Rachel is offering a 10% discount on your entire purchase, if you enter the promo code skulladay13 at checkout. The discount is good from Monday, May 13, 2013 until Saturday, May 25, 2013. You can find out what Rachel is making on her Facebook page.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Skull Coin Necklace

Kristin Jacobs created this skull necklace. She said, "I used a coin from Mexico, which I cut, drilled, and antiqued. The coin and chain are vintage and re-purposed."


Art created from recycling is always intriguing. I like how Kristin used the curves of the coin design to compliment the curves of a skull. This is a great example of re-purposing old things into a beautiful piece of wearable artwork.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Skull and Bones Jewelry

Janice Byrne is obsessed with skulls. She owns a jewelry company, Jlb Jewellery, where she occasionally makes some skull and bones pieces.



I'm always attracted to highly detailed and delicate unusual jewelry, so when I saw these two lovely pieces, I was drawn to them. These, like many of Janice's pieces, are shiny and the inner magpie in me, loves shiny! These piece are very wearable from a day at the office, to a night out, or a weekend trip. For more of Janice's jewelry work, check out her website and Facebook.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

CONTEST: Win a Sugar Skull Necklace

CONTEST IS CLOSED! THANKS FOR PARTICPATING!

Sabrina Minnon is an illustrator and graphic designer, but jewelry is her passion. She would like to share her passion for jewelry by giving away a sugar skull pendant with beaded necklace to one lucky Skull-A-Day fan!




Sabrina explains about her creations and businesses, "In 2011, launched my own line of accessories, called MinnonMade. My collections are a mix of brass, crystals, and hand-molded, clay pendants. Each piece is handmade and one-of-a-kind.  Inspired by sugar skulls of Mexico and African skull idols, I began molding and painting skulls to use in my jewelry. I combine these pieces with braided thread, or beads. I also combine cast, brass skulls with druzy crystals in a variety of configurations. You can see those on my blog, Minnonmade. I am Indonesian, originally from Jakarta. I am now based in Bali, where I live and create with boyfriend. Together, we own a men's clothing label called Victor Banks, which sells in Indonesia, Singapore and Vancouver, Canada. My jewelry is available for sale through my blog, or in shops in Bali."



Since Sabrina's skulls are wearable, to be entered into the contest just leave a comment saying how would wear a real skull.

[NOTE: If you're reading this on Facebook be sure to leave your comment on the original Skull-A-Day.com post if you want to be actually entered in the contest]


IMPORTANT: Don't forget to include a way to contact you (either an e-mail in the post OR make sure your Blogger profile has a working e-mail link for you on it). Entries are only valid with this information.



You have until just Midnight Eastern Time Wednesday, January 11th  to enter so don't delay!

NOTE: Sabrina will pay for shipping to the winner.


Of course, you don't have to wait till the end of the contest to get your own Minnonmade necklace, visit her blog to purchase one of her handmade sugar skull pendants with beaded necklace.