These Dia de los Muertos themed earrings showcase a pair of tooled leather butterfly wings, dangling below a cheery set of carved bone skull beads. Complete with black glass flowers and black metal accents, these mixed media earrings are a playful and quirky nod to Mexico’s Day of the Dead traditions.
MEASUREMENTS + MATERIALS
✭ Approximately 3.25″ long total, or about 2.75″ from the base of the earlobe
✭ Hand crafted using carved bone skull beads, tooling leather, paint, black glass, black wire, and niobium earring hooks
Sugar skulls are classic symbols of this holiday, as are monarch butterflies. This is because the monarchs’ migration typically sees them returning to Mexico around the same time that the Day of the Dead festivities begin (Nov. 1st). Due to this timing, it’s said that the butterflies represent the souls of departed ancestors, visiting their relatives during the festivities.