Reimagined Components: Salvaged gold-tone chain ends, black spacer beads, vintage fish and parrot dangle with gifted skull bead focal point strung on 3mm 17" gun metal box chain.
1888's Take: "Ali and I took a trip to San Luis Obispo recently and wandered into a little shop that was a fusion of an antique store and an artist gallery. We were lucky enough to meet the owner a warm and eccentric man named Gene who after getting to know us took us into the back to show us some of his favorite treasures! The WWII era motorcycle was by far my favorite. He also sent us home with a few treasures he pulled out of a little box, and this skull was one of them! I hope whoever buys this piece can feel the exchange of energy that that wonderful moment of sharing had for all of us."
The fish is the original vertebrate and is the ancient creature that all of us backboned beings came from. The fish represents an ability to connect with a higher self and find our niche. And, once we understand that deeper purpose then we can make our home in the spaces that suite us best. This may be the dark murky bottom of the ocean floor or the bright and colorful blue waters of a tropical reef either way when we know who we are we find what we need.
A parrot is thought to be a sign to focus on your goals with confidence Parrots understand their natural abilities and use them well as should you when heading towards your dreams.
The human skull is a reminder of our own mortality, a reminder that life is precious and fleeting. One can see it as a frightening symbol, avert their eyes and pretend that we do not perish or one can relish in the rich and muddy truth that we are mortal by drinking wine from the skull of an ancestor while giving thanks to them for their ancestrally passed knowledge.
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.