CRAB CLAW SHELL
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
I had the small claw 3D molded by a local casting company. Once molded, it was then duplicated by utilizing lost-wax casting process, also called cire-perdue. It's a 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.
The claw is available in brass, bronze, sterling silver and gold. This listing is for antiqued or shiny BRONZE.
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.
It's important you include a note with your purchase about what finish you would like.
Your choices are: Shiny, Antiqued or Patina. I would have it listed as an option, but Etsy does not allow more than 2 listing options. So, please don't forget.
2" Antique brass chain,
Antique brass links,
Antique brass swivel clasp: small 1" x 33" or large 2" x .5" OR a 1.25" Lobster claw,
Split ring or Star shaped split ring,
Please see the last picture for an image of the hardware.
Please choose your options on your way out.
The length of the entire key chain is about 5" with an antiqued brass key ring.
MADE TO ORDER and SHIPPING
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 they arrive to where they are to fully polished, antiqued and polished or with patina.
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 Saturday. Please check your item for how long it's expected to take. I try to get things out before their expected arrival dates but that is not always the case.
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.
USPS both 1st Class and 1st Class International have shipping included. If you would like more services like signature, let me know.
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.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Items can be returned if buyer is not happy for any reason and contacts me within 14 days after receiving the item. Buyer to pay return shipping and had 7 more days to get it back to me or the possibility of returning it expires.
In the case of breakage or a lost item: Please pack up your item and mail it back. I will repair or exchange the item. If a fix or replacement are not acceptable a refund will be considered depending on the age of the item. 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, especially if it's brand new. Of course, your refund will be done straight away but if you have had the earrings a while we need to work together to get the breakage straightened out, see below:
For example if you break your earrings and you love them and wear them all of the time and they are 2 years old... I only ask that you pay a couple of dollars to get them repaired by me than feel upset. I always take care of my customers... Sometimes I need the old earring for matching and sometimes I do not. Shipping from some areas is so expensive that sometimes I have to do it by looking at the picture of the old pair, and I hate doing it but we have to do what we have to do. In this case, buyer pays all shipping and small fee for replacement of the parts not to exceed their value.
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.