Friday, October 22, 2021

October Inspiration::The Skull


It wouldn't Halloween without some fun scary skulls, skeletons and ghosts.  The  Arts and Elements Inspiration for the month of October is Skulls.  This is a perfect time for me to make some Halloween earrings.  I grabbed a pair of skeleton beads I had on hand and then looked through my bead to see what I could add.  It wouldn't be Halloween without lots of orange and black so I used that as my color palette.

These are long skull earrings that are perfect for Halloween and Dia de Muertos . The skull is pale gray with piercing black eyes. This skull art jewelry is hung on sterling silver ear wires. Black and orange are traditional Fall colors so I added the orange ceramic bead to bring in those colors. I loved creating the loops at the end of the earring with the black wire the beads are stacked on. These light weight earrings are about 2.5 inches long and are sure to make a statement.

Everyone associates black and orange with Halloween. I decided to see what I could find out about this tradition. In fact, these two colors have been a staple in Halloween celebrations throughout the United States for over a century. Along with pumpkins, orange represents the changing of the seasons that comes with Halloween. Orange is also associated with the harvest season, fire, and warmth. Black represents darkness, death, and winter. Together, the colors are high-contrast. In recent times purple has made its way into the Halloween colors. 

                                                       Photo by Daniel Lincoln on Unsplash

Throughout the month of October projects can be posted on Instagram using the hashtag #aethemechallenge or and tag it with @art__elements (2 underscores between art and elements) and they will repost your images. You can also post it to the Art Elements Community Facebook page. I hope you have fun with this challenge! I certainly did.

                                                      Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash