Sugar Skulls Challenge of the Month

Perfect challenge for this time of the year! Sugar skulls are everywhere here in San Diego because November 1 & 2 we celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Those who have gone before us are remembered with love, celebration, food and festivities.

Marigolds are the traditional flower of this special day, said to lead the souls of the departed back to their loved ones to celebrate at the ofrendas or altars, that have been created to honor them.

Jennifer Stout Cameron created this amazing glass sugar skull that I am so happy to be able to work with. I've used .5mm C-Lon cord for the micro macramé, 3mm Miyuki cubes, 10mm Basha Bead and a Swarovski Champagne AB crystal. My piece isn't quite finished yet because I keep changing my mind! I'm either going to use these faceted Pyrites or macramé a cord using  square knots interspersed with the Pyrites. And lots of crystals on the fringe. See my dilemma? As soon as it's done, I'll post it here and on Face Book-promise!

   Thank you Jenn Cameron, for organizing this great challenge! And thanks for stopping by!


Please check out the AJE Team Members & Guests who have also participated in the SUGAR SKULL CHALLENGE

AJE Team


Guest Designers

Staci Louise Smith

Karin Grosset Grange

Solange Collin

Art Elements Team

Caroline Dewison

Susan Kennedy

Laney Mead

Claire Fabian

Diana Ptaszynski

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Cathy Spivey Mendola

Lindsay Starr

Niky Sayers

Lesley Watt

Cooky Schock

Jen Cameron




I love where this is going! Oh and the bash bead goes beautifully!

oh this is beautiful, really

oh this is beautiful, really really beautiful.

I love the direction you're

I love the direction you're headed Cooky! It almost looks like your skull is wearing a tuxedo...

The glowing bead directly

The glowing bead directly where the heart should be <3

LOVE this!! I briefly

LOVE this!! I briefly considered macrame but then realized I need tons more practice. You piece is going to be beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished.


Whoa! Tha Basha bead with that flash of orange! Brings out the skull's eyes so perfectly! I love it - and its so different. Much fringe, much bling. Di you have any star shaped hematite beads? Bc they would match his eyes....

I can't wait to see it when

I can't wait to see it when it's finished. It already looks really cool!

Sugar Skull

Love the photo of the cemetery decorated for Dia de los Muertos! THanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing the finished design
Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

I can't wait to see this

I can't wait to see this finished Cooky - I love the direction you've taken so far and love the macrame 'body'..

Love your design so far, the

Love your design so far, the Basha bead is perfect!, I'll look out for it finished.

This is so intriguing, I love

This is so intriguing, I love the way it's going and I can't wait to see the finished result.

Love it so far!

I can hardly wait to see this finished! It is amazing!

Awesome necklace Cooky!

Awesome necklace Cooky! Can't wait to see it finished! Love your photos as well!

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