Reimagined Components: Smokey Quartz crystal point embedded in an antique spent bullet casing with an upcycled silver ring, two authentic coyote canines and a sterling silver crown bead strung on a 26'' black leather cord.
1888's Take: I once heard that some of the most humorous people actually hold onto the most pain behind their playful demeanor. What I see in this, is that these people hold a great amount of personal power, transmuting their sorrow and grief into lightheartedness, smiles and laughter, for the sake of keeping others uplifted. If that isn't selflessness, kindness, and strength, then I'm not sure what is.
Smoky Quartz is an excellent grounding stone. It gently neutralizes negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels, Smoky Quartz disperses fear, lifts depression and negativity. It brings emotional calmness, relieving stress and anxiety by promoting positive thoughts and actions.
~Bullet / Bullet Casing~
Bullets symbolize a strong resolve and preparedness for life’s challenges, but 1888’s favorite and intended meaning is that the bullet you wear is the one that was intended for you. Wearing it around your neck gives you back the ability to control your own destiny & doubles as a symbol of protection.
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, and connecting with our inner animal as we charge forth the evolution of the spirit.
~Circle / Ring~
A symbol of the never-ending, eternal & connectedness between all things.
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.