Reimagined Components: This cream-colored veined rectangular jasper cabochon is surrounded by a sterling silver and copper mixed metal component that we salvaged from a sterling scrap pile. We worked the back to be smooth and drilled two new top and bottom holes to create this multi-element pendant. The second level is a 1957 shilling coin and the third is a sterling silver feather that was missing its loop. The feathers quill part was hammered flat so a hole could be placed in it to finish the piece. All pieces are vintage. The necklace chain is 23" and is a 4mm gun-metal plated copper curb chain.
Components Found in: Cottonwood AZ
Agate has a long history of being used as a grounding stone that helps to stabilize one's emotions. Its many colors and banded layers of chalcedony make it one of the most widely used stones for jewelry and healing alike.
The Schilling was the former currency of Austria used from 1925 to 1938 before the German annexation during WW2 but was reintroduced in 1945 until the adoption of the
Mother always said that if you find a feather it’s a symbol that you are on your true path, that you should pick it up and keep it for luck on your journey. Feathers have commonly represented everything from the center of the cosmos to luck. Used in countless cultures around the globe for rituals, and ceremonies, as a status symbol or even a plain ol' writing tool, the feather can also be a symbol of versatility. The Navajo Indians used hawk and eagle feathers to make their “Headdress of Feathers”. Only warriors who had displayed extraordinary bravery were allowed to wear it. In the stories created by our jewelry, 1888's feathers represent freedom & the need to soar towards passion. Oh, & a little good luck never hurts.
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.