I've wanted to make a Sugar Skull for SOOOOOOOOOOOOO long but halfway through it was seriously scaring me! I don't know why but I really did wonder whether to continue making it or not. Sugar skulls need to be a combination of deathly and beautiful but this was just looking deathly! I'm still not sure it's beautiful enough but luckily the more I added to it, the less scared I felt by it and I started to fall in love!
I've used a brand new technique with this pendant. I've added fine silver wires AFTER I had fired the pendant. I learned the technique from Joy Funnell (who in my opinion is a clay genius)! I took her online class in mask making - where she makes everything look so easy! Of course, like any new technique, it's only when you're a true guru that things look easy and so I felt like I was wearing a strait jacket and had my eyes closed when working with the clay and wires! It's all about learning though isn't it? I learned tons by doing this so hopefully when I use this technique again, it'll be much easier!