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"Let Us Do Our Work" 1888 Design Necklace
"Let Us Do Our Work" 1888 Design Necklace
"Let Us Do Our Work" 1888 Design Necklace
"Let Us Do Our Work" 1888 Design Necklace
"Let Us Do Our Work" 1888 Design Necklace

"Let Us Do Our Work" 1888 Design Necklace

Regular price $ 65.00

This 1888 Design is a: 

One of a Kind

Reimagined Components: Upcycled leopard print key, coyote tooth, and vintage 1959 Indian Rupee coin strung on a 22" 4mm brass boxcar chain. 

1888's Take: "One can't understand the meaning of peace without accepting that there will also be times of discontent. The leopard is strikingly beautiful but a stealthy killer. The male lion is loyal but brutal towards its would be competition. The coyote will play and laugh at the wind but relentlessly hunt the rabbit down, unmoved by its terror. How then are we to find peace in this world? Well, if we were already in a place of perfect harmony then there would be nothing to learn. So use this opportunity to ease the suffering of others to understand that there will be suffering, but that you are here to play your part in breaking the balance towards peace. Maybe when enough of this soul work has been done we can alter the very nature of our existence and find out how to exist in a reality that speaks of a different fundamental nature than balance. For now we are here... let us do our work." -Nathan

~Keys / Locks~

 The right key can unlock the door to a lover’s heart, a new and bright opportunity, a once in a lifetime adventure, a chest of treasure, a deep and dark secret, or even change time itself by the winding of an old grandfather clock…

Historically, Companies like PF Corbin (known for their beautifully engraved “Carded keys”) or the Tower company (1865 founder John Tower) who was responsible for the first metal handcuff, can serve as a reminder that there is beauty in having the key to free ourselves…but taking the first step through the door is entirely up to you…one key, one lock…but what’s on the other side of the door is infinite possibility.


Patience always comes to mind when we think of the leopard. One can imagine the slow and silent movements of a leopard on the hunt. Head low, shoulders moving up and down as it inches towards its prey in the tall grass... How patient and strong it must be to sneak close enough to its leery prey. The switch from stealth to full on sprint in the blink of an eye speaks as a symbol of adaptability. A totem of being able to switch from one mode of being to another opposite mode for the sake of accomplishing one’s goals.


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

~3 (4) Headed Lion India Rupee Coin~

The Lion Capital of Ashoka is a sculpture of four Asiatic lions standing back to back. The symbol was was adopted as the official Emblem of India in 1950 but on the coin only three of the 4 lions are visible.  The moniker on the coin states  “Truth alone triumphs”


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. 


1888 Design
Vintage // Antique // Reimagined.
History. You. Wear. 
-Ali & Nathan