Friday, June 4, 2010

Behind the Scenes: Dead Guy Skully Necklace and Ring

Ever since our honeymoon in Mexico, I've had a slight obsession with all things "Day of the Dead". Though I've always really enjoyed these things, it became my mission on our honeymoon to find the perfect "dead guy" figurine. I'd say I hit the nail on the head with this:I found my bride and groom at a little shop in Playa del Carmen. How perfect to find it just after getting married! And so, obsession had begun. It wasn't enough that one of my favorite beers is Rogue Dead Guy Ale...I needed more.

So I decided to create a line of jewelry after this 'dead guy' I began to love so much. Here is a behind the scenes look at Skully. First, I begin with carving wax. As you can see below, I form and carve it with files until I am satisfied with the way it looks.
Once I have it cast, I can tweak and perfect the piece before being molded.
Finished Skully Ring and Necklace Shots:
The Skully Necklace and Skully Ring are coming soon to LUCIUS Jewelry!

Last but not least, upon searching for skull art, I discovered a great designer to whom I already had one of his shirts! I'd gotten it from Rudy's Roundup awhile back, and I just love it. It's of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and their faces are smiling skulls. A-mazing! I decided to search for Frida and Diego, and came across the actual photo the artist must have used to create his design. It is so cool to see them side by side:The designer's name is Jose Pulido, and his shop is Mis Nopales Art. He has everything from art prints to tote bags and tees. I also love the Star Wars Couple, and Johnny Cash Calavera tees. In fact, I just purchased the Johnny Cash one so I am anxiously awaiting its arrival!


  1. Awesome, Christy! I love it and this blog looks splendid!

  2. Thanks so much Peggy! Hope to see you soon at a show, you make them much more fun! :)

  3. The skull necklace and ring simply look amazing. Waiting for more of your creative jewelry designs.

  4. Thank you Steve, I love to hear when people like my work! I have another version of the Skull coming very soon! :)

  5. Great blog. I love your Wedding pix, centrepiece & bird toppers, beautiful. :)

    Thanks for featuring my Alice in Wonderland pix & for showing me :)


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