This is one of the most elaborate and painstaking painted skull necklaces I’ve made yet! I started with a bobcat skull whose cheekbone had sadly been damaged and lost before I got him from another crafter’s destash. So I sculpted a new one for him out of black wire, with a series of wood, stone and fiber optic beads (also secondhand) all along its length. It reminded me of planets, so I decided to give this wildcat a solar system theme! While the planets (Pluto included!) and the Sun aren’t in order, nor are they to scale, they create a striking assemblage along with a comet and a scattering of stars. The skull is on a black chain from a local bead store, punctuated with more secondhand fiber optic beads.