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"The Wild Rose" 1888 Design Necklace
"The Wild Rose" 1888 Design Necklace
"The Wild Rose" 1888 Design Necklace
"The Wild Rose" 1888 Design Necklace
"The Wild Rose" 1888 Design Necklace
"The Wild Rose" 1888 Design Necklace
"The Wild Rose" 1888 Design Necklace
"The Wild Rose" 1888 Design Necklace
"The Wild Rose" 1888 Design Necklace

"The Wild Rose" 1888 Design Necklace

Regular price $ 45.00

This 1888 Design is a: 

One of a Kind

Reimagined Components: This pink with painted blue and white flowers vintage ceramic bead was found at a vintage bead stand in Quartzsite Arizona. I immediately envisioned using it as a centerpiece slide component on a necklace because of its nice wide gauge. The tight fitting hand-drilled bone beads on either end of the slide helps to keep the pink bead in place as you slide the components up or down the black leather cord to adjust its hanging length. The bone beads were salvaged from a broken antique bone-beaded rosary. The end caps are one single bone bead from the same rosary that Ali cut in half to create matching weighted ends. This piece's neck length is adjustable, and the full hanging length is 36''. 

Components Found in: Quartzsite AZ & Manhattan Beach CA

~Ceramic~

A ceramic refers to any inorganic, nonmetallic material (most commonly a mixture of water and clay) that undergoes a process of manipulation and firing into a solid, hardened object. The word ceramic comes from the Greek word κεραμικός (keramikos) “of pottery”. Some of the earliest found uses of cermaicware were actually of sculpted figures or dolls, somewhere around 26,000 years ago. Ceramic use in pottery became much more advanced with smoother, cleaner surfaces thanks to the invention of the wheel- thus, the potter’s wheel was born.

~Flowers~

It's safe to say that for as long as humans have walked the earth flowers have been given as tokens of love, friendship, affection, intention, accomplishment & sympathy. The beauty of a flower evokes unexpressed thoughts &  feelings that can be difficult to find words for. Delicate and often needing careful nurturing to bloom flowering plants can open our hearts to the vulnerable tenderness that so desires brightly colored expression.

~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. 

 

1888 Design
Upcycled Jewelry
Vintage // Antique // Reimagined
-Ali & Nathan