This piece was inspired partly by Aztec skull racks (which I love and think are kinda pretty) and the work of another jewelry artist here on DA, specifically, this piece:
I love working with bone components, and have had these bone discs and skulls hanging out in my stash for a few months now. When I saw that necklace (you should look at it, too - Tis verrry nice) I had a hankering to pull them out and just hold them, and then my mind jumped to the images of Aztec skull racks. Much linking and hammering later, this is what I have. ^^ It's 16 inches of copper and bone, with custom handforged headpins I made for the skulls and a matching clasp, to boot.
And because of all the copper in it, it's got some HEFT. Seriously, I think I should weigh it sometime. It's not uncomfortably heavy, though. Soft of comforting, like a heavy blanket. ^_^ And I don't know about you guys, but I want to wear this to a fancy party and wait until people notice that I'm wearing a necklace covered in freaking SKULLS. Heh heh.