Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Chalk Horses and Sugar Skulls

A few years back, I visited England and was amazed by the Chalk Horses that are carved into the hillsides there. This one was on the Salisbury Plains.

So I asked Nan Emmett at Spirited Earth if she could make me a few Chalk Horse cabs to bead around and she made me 3 stunning examples. Here are 2 of them already beaded  (I haven't done the third yet).

I think she did a great job of capturing the magic and beauty of the Chalk Horse.

I've also been making beaded Sugar Skulls for all of my friends who celebrate Day of the Dead (November 2nd). I love this holiday for it's reverence of our ancestors and our loved ones who have passed on, and it's a most colorful and creative celebration.
I'll have these brooches and more on my Etsy shop momentarily. Please stop by.

Also - Congratulations to Mermaiden for winning last months Giveaway  (Beading Book). This month's giveaway is this Sepia Heart Brooch made with another fabulous cab by Spirited Earth.


  1. love the way you worked the horses..
    and of course the sugar skull is a fav too

  2. The horses are beautiful!! But...I'm partial to the sugar skull. I live here next to the border,my husband is hispanic(his great,great uncle is David Alfardo Siqueiros)
    Dia de los Muertos is a very special holiday 'round here. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work

  3. I am smitten with the winged heart brooch one of my favorite images.

    And I am sooooooooooooooo lucky and thankful to have won a special prize :D Thank you so much!

  4. Oh that skull is awesome! I love the purple eyes. I have seen a few Day of the Dead tattoos and some of them are just divine with their vibrant colours!

    Thanks for a great giveaway too. The brooch is just too sweet!


  5. hey you..thanks so much..i'm wearin'it..love it..you rock.

  6. Wow! Your work is so wonderful. I love the sugar skulls and the chalk horses are fantastic!



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