Get in the Halloween spirit with these day of the dead skull earrings. They're the perfect addition to your Halloween jewelry collection or Halloween wedding theme. I've used Swarvoski crystals to represent the colors of Dia de los Muertos. Since each skull is individually crafted, the design may vary slightly in color, size, or shape.
The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebration happens every year on November 1st and 2nd. During these dates, people in Mexico and Central America honor the spirits of their deceased loved ones as they come back to the earthly realm. Although it may sound somber, this is actually a joyful celebration for participants. The lives of the departed are celebrated, and it is believed that the living will eat, dance, and drink with their deceased relatives. This tradition, which has been around since before the 8th century, is filled with symbolism, including the meanings behind the colors used in the decorations.
Purple is a very important Day of the Dead color, it signifies pain, suffering, grief and mourning. The families of the dead use purple to acknowledge their loss of loved ones.
Pink is symbolic of celebration in the Day of the Dead. They celebrate the return of the dead and their reunion with family members.
White signify's purity and renewal, as if the souls of the dead have been wiped clean. White also represents hope and is present in flowers at the altar, along with the traditional paper decorations.
Orange and Yellow - The petals of marigolds are sprinkled on the ground leading up to the altar, so the dead use can use them as a guide. Marigolds come in orange and yellow, making these colors very important. Orange also represents the sun and yellow symbolizes the light and also death.
Red signifies blood or the blood of life. For Christians red is for the spilled blood of Jesus Christ. For the non-Christian Day of the Dead celebrants, red often stands for the blood of people or animals.
D E T A I L S
• Style: Sugar Skull Earrings
• Earring Length: 2 inches (including ear wires)
• Material: Sterling silver or 14k gold filled findings, Swarovski Crystals, Howlite skulls
N O T E:
Howlite is a highly effective stone for promoting calmness and reducing stress levels. It is particularly useful for combating insomnia caused by an overactive mind. By concentrating on a piece of Howlite, one can facilitate out-of-body experiences and gain valuable insights from past lives. When placed on the third eye, it can unlock memories of previous times and lifetimes. Carrying a Howlite stone in your pocket can help to absorb any anger directed towards you, whether it be your own or someone else's. It is also an excellent tool for overcoming critical or selfish behavior and cultivating patience.
As with all handmade jewelry, there will be slight variations between your earrings and those pictured above as samples.
♥ Handmade on Maui with love, just for you ~ xoxo, Kari