Calavera Colorada necklace

A festival of joy that welcomed spirits back into the living, Day of the Dead is a thousands year old tradition dating back to Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people, now located in Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Families joyfully decorate the graves of their loved ones, creating altars not for worshipping, but for welcoming them back in celebration, to reignite memories and rekindle spiritual connection.

This limited edition collection is a collaboration with Laura Vasquez Cruz, 4th generation Zapotec artist of San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, México. Each wood bead is hand carved by her abuelo (grandfather), who taught her the tradition and rich heritage of her people. Painted with tenderness, pride, and love. 


  • hand painted wood elements by Laura Vasquez Cruz, 4th generation Zapotec artist of San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca, México
  • various gemstones: including pearls, blue sapphire, ruby, and aquamarine
  • long silver chains, varying 
  • can be duplicated, but colors will vary
  • this piece is an interpretation of the OFRENDA, or altars, that are created to commemorate the dead by their beloveds.
  • extremely light, wearable, colorful, joyful piece

feel beautiful in this limited edition collection, darling Sophanista.


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