The crab claw is a lost wax casting of a real crab claw that was found on Aquidneck Island Rhode Island, USA.
The claw measures, 1" x .5" at it's widest point.
LOST WAX CASTING
The small claw was 3D molded by a local casting company. Once molded, it was then duplicated by utilizing lost-wax casting process, also called cire-perdue, lost-wax metal casting method of metal casting in which a molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created by means of a wax model.
They are available in brass, bronze, sterling silver and gold. This listing is for bronze.
MADE TO ORDER
The claw is available in brass, bronze, sterling silver and gold. It's available on a necklace or as a key chain. If you are interested in these possibilities, convo me. Otherwise, this listing is for one bronze key chain with an antique brass chain and an antique brass swivel clasp.
The claw can be darkened with an oxidation treatment and burnished to highlight its features. As you use or wear it, the claw will begin to shimmer more from wear, tailor itself to you and and be less black in the places it commonly rubs. If you would like the key chain with no antiquing, choose shiny at checkout.
2" Antique brass chain,
Antique brass links,
Swivel Clasp antique brass, small 1" x 33" or large 2" x .5",
Split ring or star shaped split ring,
The length of the entire key chain is about 5" with an antiqued brass keyring.
This item takes 3 days - 2 weeks to prepare. It's likely that it will be less than a week but it depends on how many I have in stock. At this time, I have plenty cast. It takes about a week from the point where they are to fully polished, or antiqued and polished. All claws are tailored to the order.
Everything comes 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.