Day of the Dead necklace--growing up in AZ and living in NM, Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday that we were always around, as well. Since my toddler is obsessed with anything bones, this necklace gearing up for Nov. 1 was a huge hit! (We made extra salt dough skulls to use as counting/sorting tokens, too)
A very cool calavera... could be an interesting pincushion. So what does calavera mean? Answer: The word calavera is a Spanish word literally translated to mean skull. The term calavera, when used in the context of the Day of the Dead, refers to several hallmark symbols of this celebration.
Marigolds have been a part of Day of the Dead celebrations since the holiday's early origins. Aside from being a pretty flower that grows in the area, they have a distinct scent that is said to help the spirits of the dead find their way home.