Skull and Crossbones Charm Earrings

£4.99

Skull and Crossbones Charm Earrings – hand made with Tibetan silver charms

These Skull and Crossbones Charm Earrings have been hand-made by Sue using Tibetan silver charms and silver-plated ear hooks. The charms are 2 cm across and 2.6 cm high while the earrings hang 3.9 cm from the hook.

They cost just £4.99 with free postage and packaging to any UK address.

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Skull and Crossbones Charm Earrings – hand made with Tibetan silver charms

The Skull and Crossbones Charm Earrings represent the logo of the pirate in TV, film and popular culture.

A skull and crossbones or death’s head consists of a human skull and two long bones crossed together. There are gravestones from the Late Middle Ages that carry it as a symbol of death.

Some regiments also use it in their military coats of arms.

By the 1880s the skull and cross bones had become a general symbol for chemical hazards, but its place in popular culture with the pirate is now its most well known use. Since cartoon pirates became popular characters with children, there have been concerns that the “poison” symbol might attract the curiosity of small children familiar with “pirates” as depicted as a toy or play theme.

The Skull and Crossbones becomes the Jolly Roger

However, real pirates did actually used the famous Skull and Crossbones flag. They used this black flag, known as the Jolly Roger, during the early 18th century. The flag most commonly identified as the Jolly Roger today, the skull and crossbones symbol on a black flag, was used during the 1710s by a number of pirate captains including Black Sam Bellamy, Edward England, and John Taylor.  It went on to become the most commonly used pirate flag during the 1720s, although other designs were also in use.

The Jolly Roger flag became a cliché of pirate fiction a century later in the 19th century.  By the Victorian era, the pirate threat had receded enough for it to become the setting of adventure fiction.   Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure novel Treasure Island appeared in 1883.

Around the same time, Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera The Pirates of Penzance introduced pirates as comedy characters. It is the name of Captain Hook’s pirate ship in the Peter Pan story

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolly_Roger and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skull_and_crossbones_(symbol)

The Skull and Crossbones Charm Earrings

These Skull and Crossbones Charm Earrings have been hand-made by Sue using Tibetan silver charms and silver-plated ear hooks. The charms are 2 cm across and 2.6 cm high while the earrings hang 3.9 cm from the hook.

They cost just £4.99 with free postage and packaging to any UK address.

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Dimensions 2 × 3.9 cm

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