I am madly in love with TierraCast’s newest line, Viva Mexicana! I’m a major fan of TierraCast in general, because their quality is impeccable. Their highly detailed lead-free pewter charms are richly plated with gold, silver, rhodium or copper, creating a gorgeous finish that does not wear out. (I’m always a bit skeptical about plated items, but trust me — this is good stuff. And yes, they are in line with the new California lead laws.) I was completely thrilled when these new charms and findings came in that they exceeded even TierraCast’s high standards for excellence.
Living in Arizona, we have a strong appreciation for Mexican art and culture. It’s all around us every day! The Viva Mexicana! line features elements from the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), as well as symbols of religious iconography and milagros, Mexico’s very own kind of home grown miracles. All are depicted in a way that honors Mexico’s folk art heritage. The sacred heart charm and sassy dancing skeletons (shown above) are perfect examples of the spirit and fun these new pieces can bring to your beaded jewelry. TierraCast’s website showcased the gorgeous lapis lazuli rosary (shown below), utilizing the collection’s rosary center and folk art cross.
I’m excited to make fun Dia de los Muertos jewelry with these fun little pretties! Maybe my grandma needs another rosary… Let us know what you think!