"The World Needs More Porcupines" 1888 Design Necklace
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This 1888 Design is a:
One of a Kind
Reimagined Components: Real porcupine quill hand wrapped in black leather with a black bead, antique key and lightning bolt strung on a 20'' 3mm gun metal chain
1888's Take: While reading up on the spiritual symbolism of a porcupine I couldn't help but to think of Nathan's mother. She is an incredible, kind, gentle human being, who even once told me that if she could have any super power imaginable it would be to instantly turn all hate into love. Her ray of light and soft, soothing energy may trick others into believing she is capable of no harm. She certainly had me convinced. But what many cannot see is the decades worth of martial arts and a mean streak for protection hidden under her sleeve. She, like the porcupine, never uses her powerful forces unless absolutely necessary to protect herself and her loved ones. And despite her ability to take one down with absolute ease, she chooses to always emit love, light, and kindness instead... This is the type of character we need more of on this planet... The world needs more porcupines.
The porcupine acts as a symbol of strength through passivism, as its many hazardous and intimidating quills are only utilized in times of absolute danger and defense. Outside of these circumstances, this gentle creature prefers to mind its own in the woods, straying away from any signs of confrontation. The porcupine reminds us that there is no need to go stir up any trouble, but when trouble does arise, we are well prepared to defend ourselves and walk away unharmed.
~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.
“The sharp crackle and hiss of a lightning strike, and the great rumble and overtaking boom of its proceeding thunder holds a special place in my heart…I remember hiding from an August storm in an old metal drainage tube with my first love when we were just kids, watching the bluish-purple and hot white bolts of lightning slam down into the earth…. counting the seconds between the flash and the drawn-out rumble of its thunder…this would tell us how far away the storm was…at first, there was about 3 seconds between strike and sound, meaning the storm about was about three miles away…the shorter the space between the bolt and crash, the closer it was! Eventually, it was right on top of us…the rain pelting the metal pipe that we were hiding in with a frantic excitement…my heart beat fast and hard and I felt like I could feel a rushing pulse in her hands as we clasped tightly to each other. Eventually, the storm passed and I walked her home…giving her what I would find out later was her very first kiss, then I said goodnight and walked home over the wet grass.”
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.