Reimagined Components: Antique green round wheel spigot handle with two bone bead ends and turquoise colored center bead wrapped in brown leather in a bolo-style design. Neck length is 23', full hanging length is 35''.
1888's Take: "It's designs like these that really make me feel proud of what we're doing at 1888. It absolutely lights me up to find a way to use items in our designs that were NEVER meant to be jewelry. Using an old item like a spigot handle really makes me believe that we're saving it from the destructive linear waste system that we seem to have so easily adopted. I think most other people would have no idea what to do with an old, common household item like this, and it really makes me feel good to see it be granted another life, another purpose. It solidifies this whole mission of ours for me. Showing worth in the otherwise worthless, and showing others that we don't have to surrender to the single-use mindset." -Ali
Simply meaning "a plug used to stop the hole of a cast" or "valve for controlling the flow of a liquid", the spigot typically refers to an outdoor-use water valve. Whether it was used to fill up the watering can for mom's flowers, to fuel your amo for epic neighborhood water balloon fights, or to rise off after a long day of rolling around in the dirt, this outdoor asset is sure to bring back fond memories.
~Claws, Teeth, Bones~
The claws, teeth, and bones of wild animals have historically been worn as symbols of prowess & social standing. Deep admiration was given to those who could kill the most fearsome of beasts. It's no longer a necessity for most of us to hunt for our survival, so the wearing of claws, teeth, & bones has become symbolic of overcoming great obstacles despite our fears, and connecting with our inner animal as we charge forth the evolution of the spirit.
DISCLAIMER: Any and all animal specimens that we use in our designs are ethically sourced, either found in nature predeceased by natural causes or sourced from an ethical handler. WE NEVER HARM OR KILL ANIMALS FOR THE SAKE OF OUR ART. The purpose of including animal remains in our designs is to honor the animal's being and speak upon the lessons they teach us in life.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.