Hello one and alll! I am writing you as a college graduate and now that I’ve passed that major milestone I am struck with an impending sense of death and doom. Just kidding. But I have been seeing all of these rad skull necklaces around the interwebz and since I am now officially a post-grad twenty-something, I thought I could make a sort of viable connection.
Well, no, the truth is I love these skull necklaces and I just wanted to make a post about the skull as fashion accessory and my love for it. And I also graduated college. So, those two things aren’t really connected but for the sake of this post. So there you go.
The process was pretty simple: 1) roll and mush a grape-sized ball of clay around until it is easy to work with, 2) form it into a skullish shape, 3) then add the eyes, nose, and teeth. Then, 4) stick an eye pin into it’s top and bake it according to the clay directions. When it comes out 5) use a permanent pen to add shading to the eye sockets, nose, and teeth holes.
He’s a funny little guy (and oh god please ignore my nails… looks like I tore apart a zombie with my hands).
I strung him on some brown cord and I’ve been wearing him ever since! Next I may have to encrust one in glitter or rhinestone the bejesus out of one. I guess it’s safe to say this isn’t the last you’ll see of skulls. Perhaps my inner goth is coming out… haha
So there you go. I graduated college and I am now obsessed with skulls. Melodramatic much? hahaha