Gorgeous Skulls Carved From Geodes and Stone

I cannot even begin to imagine the skill it takes to fashion these skulls.  They are hauntingly beautiful and have such exquisite detail. I first ran across a few pictures of these a year or so ago and when I finally found the website that sold them, I was surprised at the cost.  I figured anything as gorgeous and of the type of materials these are carved from, they wouldn’t be cheap, and they aren’t, but they are very reasonably priced in my opinion. They have several different sizes and I would imagine that those are determined by the size of the original stones etc.  I want to say right now that this isn’t a paid post or advertisement.  I just really, really love their artistry.

If I was a wealthy person, I’d have these everywhere.  As it stands though I only have two small amethyst skulls and I’m inordinately pleased to own those, particularly as amethyst is known to have healing properties.   I wouldn’t have those though if my husband hadn’t bought them for me for Valentine’s Day.  That may seem like a strange gift to some but I was very surprised and pleased.  Take a look at these skulls I have pictured here, and while Skullis is not the only site that sells these made from different types of stone and crystals; from my frequent viewing of such skulls, I consider them to be the best. Take a look at these and I think at the very least you’ll agree they’re awesome.

Amethyst and Agate

Chinese Amazonite

Blue Aragonite

Dinosaur Egg Agate 

 

Druse crystals are a common occurrence in many plants and are usually granular or star-like in shape.

Quartz Rock Crystal Druse

Fluorite Druse

Quartz Druse

They even have dragon skulls, which I must say, delights me to no end.

Ocean Jasper

And I know Jo is going to love this- RAVEN SKULLS

Black Obsidian

The few images I’ve shown you here are but a very small part of their large inventory and there are so many more options and types of stone. If you have a few hours you don’t particularly know how to spend, take a trip over there and I guarantee you’ll enjoy every minute and probably be amazed at all of the examples. I’m saving for a life-size.

Sugar Skull Art and The Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday, celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saint’s Day and All Hollow’s Eve. The festivities start at midnight on the 31st of October. Sugar skulls are often used to decorate the gravestones of the deceased as it’s believed that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them. Following are some excellent examples of Sugar Skull art.

“El Dia De Los Muertos Skeleton Lovers”  by Monika Suska

“Sugar Skull Art” by Brian Pulido

“Sugar Skull Owl” Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Niklas Bates

“Boy and Girl Sugar Skulls” by Lil Mrs. Frankenstein

“Music Lover” Tattoo Design

“Sugar Skull Art” by João Mendes

“Candied Skull” by Arise Chicken

“Burning Desire” by Daniel Esparza 

“Two of Hearts” by Melody Smith
“Bottoms Up” by Day of the Dead Artist David Lozeau

This last piece isn’t what most would typically think of as “Sugar Skull Art” but I think it’s one of the most beautiful examples of ANY skull art I’ve ever seen.

‘Strange Charm(Swans)’ by Tino Rodriguez