I rarely enter a giveaway challenge, but I took a chance this time, because autumn is my favorite time of the year.
I am not very familiar with the holiday, Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead so I researched it and this is what I found:
"Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in Mexico (and by people of Mexican decent living in other countries) to honor the dead. While it used to be celebrated centuries ago in the beginning of Summer it is now celebrated on October 31 - Nov 2. The families get together and pray for family members and friends that have passed away. Typically they build personal alters to honor the deceased by putting a photo of the deceased along with their favorite food and beverage, some of their belongings, marigold flowers, and the notable sugar skulls. The sugar skulls have really become very popular these days as well as sugar skull beads and other decorations. The sugar skulls that are placed on the alters are handmade by the families using sugar, meringue powder and water pressed into skull molds and then decorated using bright colored paints or dye. "
I am from Africa, we celebrate a person's death during their funeral and the funeral used to last a month or more in the old days. Now, it only last 2 or 3 days and on the first anniversary of their death, we will celebrate the person's life by doing what they like. We don't have any particular day of the year to honor them like Dia de los Muertos.
I was Lucky to be picked and I received this beautiful sugar skull lampwork bead from Jennifer Cameron
I made a necklace using a recycled vintage key, on which I dangled the sugar skull lampwork with colorful ribbon, irish wax linen, bright colorful czech and Greek ceramic beads.
Very colorful, like Mardis Gras in New Orleans!
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As always, thank you so much for stopping by/ Merci