Day of the Dead Earrings

It’s definitely beginning to feel like Autumn here on my mountain and this weekend was the official beginning of Autumn. So my mind is on Halloween. My boys are beginning to plan what they want to dress-up as for trick-o-treating.

Photo courtesy of Red Heart Yarn

This year I will be dressing up with some crocheted earrings. “Day of the Dead Earrings” to be precise. This is my new design for Red Heart Yarn. You can find the pattern on their website.

I had a lot of fun making these earrings. The skull is crocheted in Size #10 Aunt Lydia’s Classic Cotton thread, and is only 7 rounds. Then the real entertainment begins, Embellishment!

The sky is truly the limit here, this is a great way to use some bits and bobs left from other crafting fun.  Maybe put to use those beads from a broken necklace?

I created 4 faces on the pair of earrings you see in the photo. Just to give you some ideas for different ways to embellish I am posting the faces I created so you can get a closer look.

Side One of Black Skull

Side Two of Black Skull

Side One of White Skull

Side Two of White Skull

So let’s see what you come up with. Grab your steel hooks and size #10 thread and crochet up some skulls, then get out some sequins and beads to let your imagination have fun.

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