Reimagined Components: 1965 Domino 10 Centavos coin, real handcuff key, ace of spades and lighting bolt strung on 25" Brown Leather.
1888 Nate's Take: "We could all use a little luck, and in this case I have created a talisman intended to bring it's wearer luck x 4!"
“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 and 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 heartbeat 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…gave her what I would find out later was her very first kiss, then I said goodnight and walked home over the wet grass.”
~Ace of Spades~
It's been said that those who identify with this card are able to detect truth & dishonesty better than most. A handy trick if you happen to be a gambler. Those who associate with this symbol are also known to have a stronger drive succeed than normal, in both matters of the heart & the wallet.
A symbol of giving or taking control, or exercising restraint in one's self. Commonly associated with trouble, wearing them, like a bullet, puts the ability to control your actions back into your control.
History of Dominoes. Tile games have been found in China as early as 1120 CE. Some historical accounts have traced evidence of the existence of the pieces, way back to a soldier-hero named Hung Ming (181-234 CE). Other historians believe that Keung T'ai Kung, in the twelfth century BCE had created them.
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.