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Skull Beads

Scroll down to see our many skull beads, then click a picture for details. When finished shopping click "checkout" at top far-right

New trend
Skull jewellery is once again becoming popular. Especially with the young, who wear skull rings on their fingers and hang skull pendants on their bags. The media adds to the craze with many celebratory discreetly showing skulls. Especially hot hip hop artists like King Ice who wears skulls on expensive shamballa bracelets.

Buddhism
Originally skull jewellery was only a Tibetan Buddhist thing. Skulls have a negative context in Western culture, but to Buddhists they remind them to focus on reaching Nevada. The ultimate rebirth, when one finally escapes the suffering of terrestrial life - the final goal of their cycles of death and rebirth. Seeing skulls prevent Buddhists from wasting time building their ego or wealth, all of which becomes useless upon death.

Gothic
Modern gothic culture has some similarities to Tibetan or Vajrayana Buddhist. Goths like to highlight suffering, so as to contrast from living and create an optimistic outlook. This similarity is rather like the oriental concept of yin and yang – opposite and constant flowing forces. Increase yin, and yang with decrease, and vice versa. Likewise, draw attention to death, and life with become brighter.

Why wear skulls?
To others, skulls remind that we all have to die. Skulls show that life is not permanent and are a symbol that we are all flirting with death. In this context they represent a quest to survive, a reminder to be careful. For the same reason hot-rodders hang a furry dice inside their cars. A sign of danger.

Rock Stars
In the world of rock music, skulls have always been worn by the stars. Every rocker sports a white metal skull ring, or a skull bracelet or necklace. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones has worn a skull ring since the early seventies. Ozzy Osbourne and Axel Rose would never be seen without skull jewellery. To them skulls don’t just represent a fling with death, but a symbol of survival.

Rebels
Some link the skull image to rebellion, explaining why pirates fly the skull and cross bones. Outlaws to society want to show they live by their own values, and will not be forced into a way of thought by others who have an alternate and often immoral motive. Many people hate the way corrupt governments or greedy capitalists try to manipulate their hard earned cash.

This reasoning leads to the wearers’ of skulls believing that they deter people from messing with them. Similar to old seagoing pirates flying their flag to frighten others away - and in conflict, the hope other ships would surrender without a fight.

Whatever you think, there is no denying that skull jewellery is becoming the next big thing in fashion. Just look around to see for yourself.



Tibetan WaterBuffalo Bone Skull BraceletTibetan WaterBuffalo Bone Skull Bracelet
Code:ga182
Price: £6.50
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Unusual Bone Tibetan Skull NecklaceUnusual Bone Tibetan Skull Necklace
Code:ga218
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Unusual Tibetan Waterbuffalo Bone NecklaceUnusual Tibetan Waterbuffalo Bone Necklace
Code:ga595
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31 Unusual Deep Purple Turquoise Skull Beads31 Unusual Deep Purple Turquoise Skull Beads
Code:ga4686
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30 Unusual Summer Colour Carved Skull Turquoise Beads - very popular!30 Unusual Summer Colour Carved Skull Turquoise Beads - very popular!
Code:ga4810
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19 Unusual Summer Rainbow Turquoise Flat Skull Beads19 Unusual Summer Rainbow Turquoise Flat Skull Beads
Code:ga4831
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29 Unusual Voodoo Black Carved Skull Turquoise Beads29 Unusual Voodoo Black Carved Skull Turquoise Beads
Code:ga4834
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14 Large Black Turquoise Flat Skull Beads14 Large Black Turquoise Flat Skull Beads
Code:ga4839
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2 Large Carved Haunting Pink Skull Beads2 Large Carved Haunting Pink Skull Beads
Code:ga4879
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Huge Carved Turquoise Skull Bead - 32mm x 27mmHuge Carved Turquoise Skull Bead - 32mm x 27mm
Code:ga4881
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Carved Turquoise Skull Bracelet - Blue, Pink or PurpleCarved Turquoise Skull Bracelet - Blue, Pink or Purple
Code:ga4895
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2 Heavy Solid Metal Skull Beads - 12 x 9mm2 Heavy Solid Metal Skull Beads - 12 x 9mm
Code:ga4919
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Crystal Blinged Metal Skull BeadCrystal Blinged Metal Skull Bead
Code:ga4921
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2 Heavy Sold-Metal Gold Skull Beads2 Heavy Sold-Metal Gold Skull Beads
Code:ga4992
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Slate-Grey Double Skull Metal Bead - heavy with large holeSlate-Grey Double Skull Metal Bead - heavy with large hole
Code:ga5027
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Bright Gold Double Skull Metal Bead - heavy with large holeBright Gold Double Skull Metal Bead - heavy with large hole
Code:ga5028
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34 Purple & Green Rain Flower Stone Skull Beads34 Purple & Green Rain Flower Stone Skull Beads
Code:ga5149
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