OK, I'm done with the puns now. Although he *was* a man of infinite jest!
Sources of inspiration for this: Dia de los Muertos imagery and the acknowledgement that death is universal regardless of the "hats" we wear in life. But mostly, I bought some multicolored skulls and wanted to put hats on them.
Brass chain is adjustable. It features bells on one end, to make your friends wonder where the hell that jingling is coming from. But the bells are removable if they start to annoy you.
Other components: dyed skull-shaped howlite beads; Swarovski crystals; brass; and beads/bead caps in brass, gunmetal-finish brass, imitation rhodium, and gold plate. Necklace is adjustable from 18 1/2" to 20". The center skull (in the damsel hat) is 1 3/8" long. The area of decoration, from turquoise skull to yellow skull, is 5 1/2" long.
Available here: [link]