Each piece of the "Rusted Soul" line is totally unique and crafted by Jennifer from found items and artifacts from such diverse places as the Black soil Farmlands of Iowa and Illinois to the High deserts and Mountain expanses of the Southwestern United States of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. Some of the pieces have even come off of the great ranches in West Texas.
This particular piece happened to be found out in the great expanse of Old Ranch lands in new Mexico and from what we can tell, is most likely a very old flat round washer from the late 1800's, early 1900's when the first homesteads were going up the the vast expanse of the west. There is no telling who rode fence where this piece came from. We know for a fact that the great western outlaws and pioneers of the time , i.e Billy the Kid, Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp all lived In and rode through this country...Coming from such different places each with it's own climate lends to the unique patina particular to each piece of jewelry Jennifer makes. You will see a Dark almost black rusted patina on some pieces to a lighter orange color or even speckled and lichen like effect on others such as this one or even a green patina for those items having copper in their matrix.
In working with Jennifer we will do our best to document the place from which the "found" item used in the jewelry came from and an estimate of how old the piece might be. Jennifer utilizes the pieces in various ways either simply using the piece itself or her embellishing of the pieces with turquoise, Coral, silver or unique beads Such as the Day of the Dead skull beads used in this unique setting. The skull beads add another dimension of color and texture that being organic as the rust itself,simply compliments the piece with a vibrancy of color and uniqueness as you have never imagined.
If you were to go out and have a unique piece like the sculptural and organic texture of this one cast, it could cost you over $200.
The dimensions of this piece are as follows :
1 3/4" in Diam.and up to 1/8" thick just under a quarter of an inch. The skull bead is just over 1/4 in diam. You can choose from two different lengths of brown leather necklaces (included) with silver plated lobster claw claps and chains (see pictured). Choose either the "16-19" adjustable or the longer 19"-21' necklace.
Although this piece is a rugged and handsome piece,it can be worn on both male or female young or old and is such a strong piece it will strike up a conversation wherever you go.....This is definitely one your Biker, Rocker or cowboy or Girl is gonna love! Get this one of a kind piece before it's gone! The grinning Day of the Dead skull will make you "Feel good" :)
Jennifer is available for consultation and commissioning for custom pieces, she can do whatever your heart desires from finding you some custom piece itself to embellishing the pieces with semi-precious stones and crystals to suite your fancy, Prices vary for custom orders.....Jennifer can be contacted via convo thru Iron Crow.
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.