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OSSUARY RELIC Steampunk Skull Necklace Genuine Mouse Skull Blue Chalcedony Glass Rosary Chain One of a Kind ONLY from Nouveau Motley

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**Unique Designs in Steampunk Jewelry**


This one of a kind Neo Victorian wonder was made using a recycled Victorian pocket case that measures 1 inch in diameter. The case is made of 12 karat yellow gold fill and dates to the late 1800s. Within this case I mounted a skull of a mouse and a few cabochons of rainbow moonstone. The skull has been has been treated for durability since the case does not have a glass lens. I suspended the case from a delicate 16 inch rosary beaded chain using faceted blue chalcedony colored Czech glass beads.

GORGEOUS!!!



The creation of my Ossuary Relics was inspired by the Sedlec Ossuary, or Bone Church, outside of Kutna Hora in the Czech Republic. There is a long history of how this tiny little church was a favorite burial place of the Czech between 1200s and the 1700s. Countless remains were transported there during various plagues and wars and it began to get rather crowded. The most interesting part of the story happens in 1870 when the church employed a local woodcarver to sort through and organize the remains. This inspired gentleman, by the name of František Rint, not only did his job but decided to include the interior design of the church as part of his task. He created 4 enormous bell shaped mounds of bones in each corner of the church, each one with a massive crown hanging above signifying that all men are are considered equal at the gates of Heaven. He also crafted a massive chandelier in the center of the room that contains every bone in the human body, a Schwarzenberg coat of arms, garlands of skulls and crossbones that cover the ceiling and walls, a few obelisks, and even signed his work on the wall near the door in bones. His work is quite fantastic.

See some more magnificent examples of Nouveau Motley's Ossuary Relics here:
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And the Halcyon design here:
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=17346378
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18051484
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=21861112
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http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=24305204
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18871627
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=26083588
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=25623903
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http://www.etsy.com/transaction/28092259
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/28079369


**All animal parts I use in my pieces are ethically collected in matters where they would otherwise go to waste**

©2004-2016 Nouveau Motley. Ossuary Relic. All rights reserved.
Unique Designs in Steampunk Jewelry.
**Unique Designs in Steampunk Jewelry**


This one of a kind Neo Victorian wonder was made using a recycled Victorian pocket case that measures 1 inch in diameter. The case is made of 12 karat yellow gold fill and dates to the late 1800s. Within this case I mounted a skull of a mouse and a few cabochons of rainbow moonstone. The skull has been has been treated for durability since the case does not have a glass lens. I suspended the case from a delicate 16 inch rosary beaded chain using faceted blue chalcedony colored Czech glass beads.

GORGEOUS!!!



The creation of my Ossuary Relics was inspired by the Sedlec Ossuary, or Bone Church, outside of Kutna Hora in the Czech Republic. There is a long history of how this tiny little church was a favorite burial place of the Czech between 1200s and the 1700s. Countless remains were transported there during various plagues and wars and it began to get rather crowded. The most interesting part of the story happens in 1870 when the church employed a local woodcarver to sort through and organize the remains. This inspired gentleman, by the name of František Rint, not only did his job but decided to include the interior design of the church as part of his task. He created 4 enormous bell shaped mounds of bones in each corner of the church, each one with a massive crown hanging above signifying that all men are are considered equal at the gates of Heaven. He also crafted a massive chandelier in the center of the room that contains every bone in the human body, a Schwarzenberg coat of arms, garlands of skulls and crossbones that cover the ceiling and walls, a few obelisks, and even signed his work on the wall near the door in bones. His work is quite fantastic.

See some more magnificent examples of Nouveau Motley's Ossuary Relics here:
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=16163840
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18266399
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18615861
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=19859057
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=22456087
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=22516950
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=23506153
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=23440633
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=24528349
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=22820343
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=22516950
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=21041448
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=24937273
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=25099105
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=25605544
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/30559988
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/28095312
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/32072914

And the Halcyon design here:
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=17346378
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18051484
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=21861112
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=22085392
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=24305204
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18871627
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=26083588
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=25623903
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/29238657
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/29238083
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/28092259
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/28079369


**All animal parts I use in my pieces are ethically collected in matters where they would otherwise go to waste**

©2004-2016 Nouveau Motley. Ossuary Relic. All rights reserved.
Unique Designs in Steampunk Jewelry.

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If you would like to receive your item sooner, please Convo me and I will do my best to accommodate you. Expedited shipping is available for an additional fee.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS- By law, it is required that I mark 'merchandise' on customs forms. The buyer is responsible for all customs charges.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND First Class International Mail takes anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks to arrive and sometimes even longer depending on your local Customs Office's policies. Please understand that these types of delays are out of my control, and does not mean that I did not ship your item quickly. I am not responsible for items lost in international mail.

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I am open to custom work. 50% of the total is due before I begin work and is non refundable. Please understand that custom work can take a while depending on complexity when you figure in all the time spent conversing in emails, obtaining components, emailing during the actual creation process, and making the piece. I do not accept custom 'Rush' orders.

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Layaway- I am open to layaway and am rather flexible as to terms. 25% of the purchase price is non refundable. Discounted or sale items are not applicable for layaway.

OSSUARY RELIC Steampunk Skull Necklace Genuine Mouse Skull Blue Chalcedony Glass Rosary Chain One of a Kind ONLY from Nouveau Motley

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