THE BIRD SKULL BONE
The pin is made out of a cold mold impression of what appears to be a bird skull/ face bone. It appears to have eye sockets and have capillaries running throughout.
I found this piece of bone on a beach on Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island, USA.
The piece of bone was taken and first cleaned. Then it was pressed into a cold mold similar to what a dentist uses. It was then pulled away and this allows me to fill the impression with wax. The wax design is then cleaned up and the back of the design is scooped out before casting to lighten the piece. Once all details are complete, the wax is then used in the lost wax casting process.
LOST WAX CASTING
The lost-wax casting process is a method of metal casting in which a molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created by means of a wax model.
The brooch is available in brass, bronze, sterling silver and gold, I currently have solid 925 Sterling silver and Pure Bronze and Brass. This listing is for the solid 925 sterling silver brooch.
The brooch is antiqued and polished solid 925 sterling silver with a slightly sharpened stainless steel pin. It's heavy and the amount of silver would impress any collector.
The brooch has been antiqued in a solution of liver of sulphur which blackens the sterling silver through oxidation. The pin was then polished to buff and reveal the details and highlights.
The pin measures 2.5" long x 1" wide. The pin is about an eighth of an inch thick.
All items come in hand screen printed recycled paper gift boxes.
Please feel free to contact me with any custom requests, comments or questions, Thanks for looking!
We accept everything, We prefer Paypal and the Etsy payment system. If you would like to pay me in some other way, please convo me, thank you.
I am able to ship most items Monday through Friday and if things are busy, Saturday also. Please check your item for how long it's expected to take.
I usually ship USPS 1st Class within the United States and globally I use First Class International. Certain items ship priority or flat rate and for those, it will be indicated within the listing.
All of my packages have tracking and I am willing to add services as long as you pay for them. Convo me for anything you need.
Items can be returned if buyer is not happy for any reason within 7 days after receiving item. Buyer to pay return shipping.
In the case of breakage or a lost item, I would choose something as close to possible to what it is you lost or got broken and I will replace the missing item with something of similar to higher value.
Most times, I do need the broken earring to make it a match or the necklace to attach a new clasp. In this case, buyer pays all shipping and small fee for replacement of the parts not to exceed their value.
If something just up's and breaks immediately or due to no fault of your own, I am very happy to correct the situation and I will replace the missing item with something of similar to higher value. I would choose something as close to possible to what it is you lost or got broken. I would rather have my customers pay a couple of dollars to get a handmade pair of earring repaired by me than get upset. I always take care of my customers...
Trade friendly, local pickup if possible.
I am wholesale interested. Wholesale orders would have to be lost wax castings rather than OOAK sea glass creations. With that being said, I can give better pricing if you decide to buy something in a bulk or have me make something that turns out to be a large order.