This skull was made out of plaster using a latex and modrock mould. It is inspired by Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls. I used superglue to glue all of the beads on and it has a few layers of shellac on top to make it look more aged and golden-brown. The pattern was pretty much made up on the spot but I used classic Sugar Skull patterns as a reference.
Please excuse the quality of the photographs as they were done in my room using the back side of a poster and a lamp. I wanted to take some nice(ish) photos the way it is now as, even though I like the way the beads only cover some of the skull to look like a sort of mask/helmet, I may end up covering the entire thing.