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Premium Fox Skull Necklace

435.00
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Premium Fox Skull Necklace

435.00

This premium necklace features a pendant based on a fox skull, inspired by a found fox skeleton.  The cord is hand braided, & spliced to the sister clip clasps.

Sterling Silver, Polyester

Cord Options:

  • Tan (1st)
  • Black (2nd)

Supplied on a 22" cord unless otherwise requested; just add a note at checkout.  Other colors available, Contact Me to discuss.

Made to order, usually ships within four weeks

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This premium necklace features a pendant based on a fox skull, inspired by a found fox skeleton.  The cord is hand braided, & spliced to the sister clip clasps.

Sterling Silver, Polyester

Cord Options:

  • Tan (1st)
  • Black (2nd)

Supplied on a 22" cord unless otherwise requested; just add a note at checkout.  Other colors available, Contact Me to discuss.

Made to order, usually ships within four weeks

 
 

The original pattern was carved in wax. From this a rubber mold was made.  The centerpiece and clasp are both lost wax cast in the USA and hand finished in house.  

The cord is a four strand two ply braid, laid by hand using a kumihimo loom.  The base strands are waxed polyester.  The cord thickened slightly where it passes through the centerpiece, so that the skull will not shift during wear.  The clasps are spliced in place using a proprietary technique.  

This piece is very tough, suitable for constant wear.  It will not be damaged by exposure to water.  

 In the fall of 2010 I took a month long bicycle trip. Thanksgiving day I stopped just outside of Manning, South Carolina to look for a camp site. I entered the woods via an overgrown road. Down the road a few hundred yards, and after a few turns, I spotted a skeleton in the leaves. Skeletons are a major aesthetic influence on my artwork, and evoke strong memories of my family and my childhood. Coming across the skeleton I felt like that place in the woods was a perfect temporary home. That night I talked to my younger brother on the phone as I cooked my Thanksgiving feast. I carried the skeleton with me for the rest of the trip, drawing it and pondering it's form from time to time.