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Time To Get Your Skull On!

DOD (Day of the Dead) time!

I have been wanting to post about Mexico but...

But, but, but...that word is always sneaking around.  I want to play in the studio...BUT.  Oh, I would love to meet you for coffee...BUT...and so on.  But enough of that!

I just had to get back into the studio and make something.  I really felt that I had forgotten everything I have learned over the past 6 months!  Deadlines are looming and I needed to get on the ball because NOLA's Art for Arts' Sake, which is October 6, 2012, will be here soon and I need inventory.

I had this idea to make a series of skull necklaces for DOD.  This required me to make a sample and here is what I came up with...
DODS by Kalaya Steede
I put a chain on it just for the picture.  I do not like least not copper.  I will patina that and buff it up.  The skull measures about 1" in diameter and the metal is tin (I think).  I used copper tube and hand made wire rivets so no soldering necessary!  Yay!  I should not say that.  Soldering is a way of life in the metalsmith world.  Ha!

Now...flip me on over!
DODS not look back!
Nothing spectacular, huh?  I will spiffy the back to the next three in the series.  I would like to put some words on the back, i.e. YOU NEXT or something of that nature.  Hahaha!!!  

I can only make three DODS because I ran out of rivets! :(

I just found out today that DODS will not be able to make their debut.  Boohoo!  Where do they go now?  They have no home!  I need to go in search of a Gallery.  I guess that is what I will do during Art for Arts' Sake.  The galleries will all be open and maybe I will find one that is a good fit.

Well...there you have it folks!  This is what I did yesterday along with yoga and a Jungian meeting that I went to.  Now that was interesting!

And today all I have been doing is a lot of nothing.
il doce far niente
Learn it, Love it, DO IT!!!



  1. Shayne and I are planning a trip to Nola next Spring...we have to meet up!! I would love to know more about your Jungian meeting! How cool!

    1. Ooo...cannot wait for you to visit NOLA!!! Yay!!!


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