Reimagined Components: Hand-drilled polished obsidian crystal with four animal bone beads strung on a 18'' brown leather cord
1888's Take: "Doing things for the right reason will give you the mental fortitude you need to achieve your goal. Whatever that goal may be... no matter how difficult it seems... go towards it for the sake of bettering yourself and the planet. This is how you give yourself the best chance of success. However, remember that the secret is that this so called 'success' is in the trying, not the goal."
This volcanic glass has played such as important role in human history…obsidian tools like blades, arrowheads and awls have been found thousands of miles from any naturally occurring geological source. This speaks of how prized this material was. Before metal was used obsidian and chert were the primary cutting material of ancient peoples. When used as a talisman for spiritual practice, obsidian is thought to keep people grounded, protected and aid in deep healing.
~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.