"Catching a Dream" Antique Scottish Brass Design Necklace
"Catching a Dream" Antique Scottish Brass Design Necklace
"Catching a Dream" Antique Scottish Brass Design Necklace
"Catching a Dream" Antique Scottish Brass Design Necklace
"Catching a Dream" Antique Scottish Brass Design Necklace

"Catching a Dream" Antique Scottish Brass Design Necklace

Regular price $ 70.00

This 1888 Design is a: 

One of a Kind

Reimagined Components: The definition of big, bold, and beautiful. This charming, antique Scottish Brass pairs, dare I say, perfectly with these brass, black bead, and arrowhead tassels that were all salvaged from a broken necklace. The wearer is bound to feel powerful and courageous in this mandala of ancient history. The braided brass rope chain for this design measures 18''. 

Components Found in: Elkhorn WI & El Segundo CA

~Scottish Brasses~

Scottish Brasses were worn by horses, typically on their bridle, to ward off the evil eye. It was believed by the Scots that only the first glance of the “evil eye” was the most powerful and threatening, so the distracting shine of the brasses would save the horse from malevolent forces. Horses were believed to be particularly sensitive to the spirit world, so they were often adorned with up to a dozen of these amulets of protection. Common symbols like the fox, phoenix, thistle flower or family-related images were used, doubling their protective nature and relation to the horses’ owners. There were 3000-year-old brasses unearthed from a bronze age construction site attached to a horse harness in Edinburgh, Scotland, speaking to the long and rich history of these treasures.

~Horse~

The horse is a genuinely prehistoric symbol. The first written acknowledgment of the horse was in the third millennium BC when historians uncovered slate tablets in Elam (present-day Iraq and Iran) that referenced the cultural importance of this noble creature. In the Western world, the horse is a potent symbol of independence, strength, and motility, while Eastern cultures define the horse as a divine being with courage and integrity.

 ~Brass~

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc which has gained popularity because of its bright color and resistance to wear.

~Arrowhead~

Native Americans have long believed that wearing an arrowhead as a talisman is a symbol of protection, courage, and strength. Plus, it's always handy to have an extra should you need it.

 

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