|Polymer Clay Amulet Magnet - "Sugar Skull"
This is a beautiful and colorful amulet magnet! Adorn your refrigerator or
desk area with the colors of the rainbow.
Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead was an Aztec ritual that celebrated
the lives of those who have deceased. Dia de los Muertos was eventually
merged with the Catholic All-Saints day and All-Souls day on November
1st and 2nd. The sugar art dates back to the 17th century when Italian
missionaries visited the New World. Mexicans during that time period had
very little money and learned from the Catholic friars how to make
decorations out of an ingredient they had plenty of....sugar.
Molds were made of clay and the sugar decorations were used to adorn
the church as well as ofrendas and gravestones. For the Dia de los
Muertos celebrations the sugar was pressed into Sugar Skulls and each
sugar skull represented an individual and their name was often inscribed
on the forehead of the skull. These designs are usually whimsical and
brightly colored, not morbid or scary. It is truly a celebration for the lost
The magnet has been hand crafted from polymer clay by me, with an
intricate design as well as being embellished with beads and crystals, and
then dusted with beautiful colors of pearl powders before it was baked.
After baking the clay was given a layer of diamond glaze to seal the colors
in and give the piece a beautiful shine!
The magnet is glued on the back and the back is signed by me.
The sugar skull measures approx. 1 and 13/16 inches wide by 2 and 3/8
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(shown in inches)