Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day of the Dead in April

Doesn't quite have the same ring to it as "Christmas in July".
I made some beaded Sugar Skulls* last year around Day of the Dead and they sold quite well. But I didn't think anyone would want them at other times. So I didn't make any more. However, since they sold so well last year, I thought I'd get a head start on making them this year so I would have more of an inventory come November. But when people see them, they want to buy them NOW. So I keep selling them almost as fast as I can make them.
No two are alike.
This week-end I was in Los Angeles to see family and I brought one for my sister-in-law. She wore it all week-end and kept getting comments on it. My 9 year old niece shyly approached me and asked if I would make one for her. She decided she wanted a little one in greens and purples. This is what I made her.
* For those who don't know what a Sugar Skull is; it is a colorful confection made of sugar to be consumed by children, young and old, on Day of the Dead, also called Dia de los Muertos. This is the day that the Mexican culture celebrates and remembers their loved ones who have passed on. It is a rich and beautiful celebration.


  1. I can see why they sell so fast Cenya, they're fabulous. How lucky your niece is to have an aunt so creative!

  2. Great sugar skulls, I'm glad to see you're having such great success with them! My favorite is the one for your niece! :)

  3. I love them wonder they sold so well.


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