Joie de Vivre jewelry

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While coincident with Halloween and All Saints Day, the "Day of the Dead" holiday celebrated in Mexico and other countries in Central and South America has separate roots of tradition. The Day of the Dead originated with Aztec and other Nahua people as a time to welcome deceased loved ones back to their families in spirit. The sugar skulls and face-painting appeared after the 1900s when Mexican political cartoonist Guadalupe Posada put a "face" to the tradition of literary calaveras (satirical poetic tombstone epitaphs). The artist Diego Rivera featured one of Posada's stylized skeletons, and the rest is history. These 2 1/2" drop mismatched earrings feature a patina brass drop with calaveras and stack of lampwork glass beads like sugar candy. Components and earwires are copper. Select either a blue-green or pink-yellow background to the calaveras design.

Cost: $20.00 USD

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Length: earrings - 2 1/2"


  • patina brass drops with watercolor paper and ink
  • blackstone coin beads
  • lampwork glass beads
  • copper beads
  • sterling silver headpin
  • copper headpin
  • copper earwires

Care & cleaning: Wipe clean with soapy washcloth and avoid abrasive cleaners or submerging the designs in water for a prolonged period. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on copper.

The earrings are strong enough to withstand tugs and pulls, and the owner is likely to yelp before the earrings will! As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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These 2.5" earrings are versatile and look terrific with a variety of styles.