"The False Reality" 1888 Design Necklace
"The False Reality" 1888 Design Necklace
"The False Reality" 1888 Design Necklace
"The False Reality" 1888 Design Necklace
"The False Reality" 1888 Design Necklace
"The False Reality" 1888 Design Necklace
"The False Reality" 1888 Design Necklace

"The False Reality" 1888 Design Necklace

Regular price $ 55.00

This 1888 Design is a: 

One of a Kind

Reimagined Components: We found this thunderbird pendant hiding under a pile of loose jewelry in the hot sun of a roadside flea market stand in Quartzite Arizona. A beautifully paired 1902 Indian head cent was added to the design and is threaded on a  24" 3mm gunmetal-plated rounded box chain. 

Components Found in: Quartzsite AZ & Cottonwood AZ

~Thunderbird~

The thunderbird is a legendary creature in certain North American indigenous peoples' history and culture. It is considered a supernatural bird of power and strength. It is especially important, and frequently depicted, in the art, songs and oral histories of many Pacific Northwest Coast cultures, and is found in various forms among the peoples of the American Southwest, Great Lakes, and Great Plains. Often thought to represent the best aspects of humankind, The Lakota name for the Thunderbird translates to 'sacred winged'. The word 'thunderbird' pays homage to the myth that this noble creature has the ability to create thunder with a flutter of its mighty wings and can influence natural events like rainfall, thunder, and cloud formation. This explains why the Thunderbird is seen as a symbol of Prosperity and Abundance, and the Bird Man dance (which originates from the Mississippian Indians) is a popular ceremony held in honor of the Thunderbird's sacred gifts to the tribe. The Thunderbird is a symbol of Creation. For many tribes, the Thunderbird was a servant of the Great Spirit, the Supreme Being that rules everything in the universe. It is seen as an animal of the Sun, bringing with it new possibilities with each coming dawn.

~Indian Head Cent~

Most don’t realize that the image on this incredible coin was modeled after the Greco-Roman Statue of the Goddess Venus Accroupie, adorned in a Native American headdress of eagle feathers. Things are not always what they seem, a second look or deeper study can often reveal an unexpected truth & a deeper understanding.

 

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
-Nathan & Ali