Reimagined Components: Vintage Greek style vase, 9mm spent bullet casings, quartz spear and coyote canine necklace strung on 22" 3mm gun metal box chain.
1888's Take: "When making a statement, we believe it's that one step farther that pushes an interesting piece to a can't-look-away-talisman-of-in-your-face power! At first we thought that the vase and quartz crystal was enough, but when we added the coyote canines and bullet accompaniments, we suddenly couldn't look away. I suggest that in life we occasionally take those risks (or perhaps more than occasionally) because that is where the growth, the lessons, and most of the fun occurs."
This ancient Greek style vase had a double handle at the top for easy carrying and a rounded bottom for secure stacking during transport over land or sea. They would fit tightly against one another and would be tied with rope to carry all sorts of goods. It’s thought that they were created during the Neolithic period and now serve as a symbol of the incredible ingenuity and complexity of the Mediterranean Bronze age merchant trade and beyond.
Coyotes in Native American folklore often represent hidden wisdom and a strong sense of humor!
~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 & connecting with our inner animal as we charge forth the evolution of the spirit.
Quartz crystal is ideal for strength, healing, emotional clearing, meditation, and lucid dreaming.
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 one of our designs. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.