Dia de los Muertos Necklace

Dia de los Muertos!
This is the last of the three necklaces I bought in the Etsy Bushfire Appeal Shop two weeks ago. This one is from TangledAndShackled.

Dia de los Muertos Necklace   Dia de los Muertos Necklace

The first photo is me this morning; the second one is from the seller. The pendant is hand-made from shrinky-dink plastic; I assume that means she painted it herself. It’s strung with seed beads and some other funky crystals. I bought it thinking that it was ugly but that I loved it anyway. It’s fun!


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  1. They are all fun necklaces and look like worthwhile purchases.

    Glad to see you’re enjoying them all 🙂

  2. Is the picture painted or is that fabric? I have some fabric with the exact same heads but in much larger size. I love Dia de los muertos sugar skulls.

  3. Huh. I don’t know. I assumed it was painted, because if I look at the edges it doesn’t appear that anything has been stuck down on the plastic. But it’s hard to tell because there’s a layer of sealant over the top.

    You could shrinky-dink fabric though, I don’t think. Maybe she drew it based on the fabric?

  4. It looks like it could have been sliced off a log that had that image throughout.

  5. I wore it to dinner last night with Bex, and she figured it out. She said that there’s shrinky-dink plastic that you can print on, so she figures the crafter scanned the fabric and printed it onto that. That makes sense. There’s no way you could draw or paint it so well.

  6. Ah, must try this “Shrinky-dink” plastic.

  7. You are Sherlock Holmes!

    I wonder why you have to lighten it by 50%. I’m guessing because when it shrinks, the bits of pigment get closer together and the colour gets darker?

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