Early mourning jewellery with skeletons or skull and crossbones reflects Memento Mori or As I Am So Shall You Be. The earliest depictions of these items are thought to go back to the late Middle Ages during the virulent plague known as The Black Death.
An eighteenth- or nineteenth-century German or Austrian memento-mori in the form of a carved wooden skeleton with wax worms. (Finch & Co) This reminds me of a similar one I had also in the early , wish i had kept it (lp)
diy flattened spoon necklace - old spoons on flea market and flattened with a hammer. You need the right tools for cutting the handles and drilling the holes, or find yourself a handyman. Put a little silver heart, a small key & some beads.