This 1888 Design is a:
One of a Kind
Reimagined Components: Simple, sleek, though NOT for the average by any means. This subtle little snake vertebrae piece is a must-have staple for any nature lover, ethereal being, and spirit-seeker alike. This bone suspends from a delicate 19'' vintage pure sterling silver chain.
Components Found in: Palos Verdes CA
Growing up in Vermont I used to pick up logs or stones and pick up the black and green summer snakes that populated the woods surrounding our cabin. I remember being so amazed at their scales and simplicity of design. Yet, when they had enough of my unwanted grasp their powerful bodies would whip back and forth and more times than not, save them from further captivity.
I think the Snake gets a bad rap, but in truth, it is an incredible symbol of what could be considered the most important ability one can have- adaptation. Over the eons the snake shed its appendages and reformed to have the ultimately refined body type. The snake kept only what was needed and left the rest in the past. -Nathan
~Claws, Teeth, Bones~
Across human story, claws, teeth, bones and other animal remains have traditionally been worn to showcase a variety of things. One’s hunting prowess, social standing, medicinal knowledge, or place of origin could be assessed before a single word was spoken during an interaction. Nowadays, the wearing of these materials has become mostly symbolic. We’d like to think of wearing these materials as a form of respect paid to the animals for their contributions to our world, and serve as a potent reminder of the lessons that each being teaches us.
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.
Vintage // Antique // Reimagined
-Ali & Nathan