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Sugar Skulls Get A Face-lift


Sugar skulls just got a makeover.  I cannot seem to get away with making these.  My favorite color is the white sugar enamel.

I use the torch because it gives me more control over the sugar stage of the enamel.  Sometimes I use a mantra while firing and it goes something like this (after pulling the torch away).  Stop...stop...stop...STOP!!!

A lot of people seem to think they are just for Halloween but I wear my sugar skulls year round.  It is like a momento mori.
me·men·to mo·ri
məˈmenˌtō ˈmôrē/Submit
noun
noun: memento mori; plural noun: memento mori
an object serving as a warning or reminder of death, such as a skull.

I am constantly thinking about my own mortality.  I guess this is why I make skulls.  
What about you?  
Are you afraid of skulls?
Just today my mom requested a necklace to accompany her earrings.  I am totally on it mom!

Oh just so you can compare.  These are how the earlier style looked.
The new style can be found in my shop.

Have a great Wednesday!

Namaste
Kalaya

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  1. Liking them! I've never tried enamelling just to sugar stage but it would need more control so I'd no doubt need to practise {a lot} :D

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    1. Thanks Tracy! I love the sugar phase. It does take some practice but I'm sure you'll get it down in three tries tops! :)

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