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“Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before...” -Audre Lorde

This striking necklace is a tribute to the 13th card of the Tarot – the Death Card which is ruled by Scorpio. The Death card does not mean ‘death’ in the literal sense. Rather, it is symbolic of Transformation and Change. The need to sacrifice your old world and your old self, so both are dead and gone…so all that you were is stripped away, down to the bare bones giving you the room to transform and grow. This is how all great transformation starts. The old must wither and die to make room for new growth so that you may transition into something much more powerful, beautiful and strong.

This unusual pendant consists of a metal skeleton rib cage which represents stripping oneself down to the ‘bones’ ready to be reborn. Dangling down the front of the ribs, hanging from two tiny silver chains are two teardrops of blood which symbolize mourning the old ‘you’ left behind and embracing the new ‘you’ that is coming into being. They swing nicely and rest against the pendant. This a lovely Victorian Gothic pendant, and the last one that I have.

This is a powerful talisman and a beautiful statement of growth and rebirth. It would be the perfect for a Scorpio or as an accent to any gypsy, gothic, or steampunk style you might choose to wear. This piece would even be striking with a fitted t-shirt and jeans! To get a closer look at the details, please click on the photograph to enlarge.

The rib cage pendant is approx 1 1/4” long by 7/8” wide and each teardrop crystal measures over 1/4” long. The necklace hangs from a silver metal chain that is 16 1/2" in length. This meaningful pendant will come to you tucked in a sheer organza bag with satin drawstrings making it perfect for gift-giving, especially for a Scorpio.

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This necklace, as with all of my jewelry, is hand-crafted and it is of my own design. Plus all my artisan ‘Bijoux de Vapeur’ streampunk pieces are one-of-a-kind. Please note that occasionally I replace the chain you see in the picture with a different and sturdier chain that may not be identical. I take great pride in making each piece of my jewelry a tiny work of art, paying attention to the smallest of details until each is perfect. I use a combination of vintage clockworks, antique jewelry and unusual curios that I have collected throughout my world travels. Occasionally the chain or the colour of the organza gift bag may vary.

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If you would like to learn a bit more about the meaning of the Death card, feel free to read below:

“The Death card is probably the most feared and misunderstood of all the cards in the Tarot deck. In general, people tend to take the meaning of this card far too literally and fear that the indication is for the death of either themselves or others. There is no need to worry, the card of Death can be one of the most fruitful and positive cards in the deck. Death is a symbol of the ending of some phase or aspect of our lives that may bring about the beginning of something far more valuable and important. If we encounter this card in a reading it may be an indication that we need to learn to let go of unhealthy attachments in our lives to pave the way to a fuller, more fulfilled life of deeper meaning and significance.

We are transformed by the death of old ways of thinking and by releasing ourselves from clinging attachments that restrain our further growth. The Death card represents the clearing of the old to usher in the new and therefore should be welcomed as a positive, cleansing, transformative force in our lives...”

Tarot necklace - Death - skeleton rib cage jewelry, crystal red blood drops, zombie, victorian gothic vampire, wiccan gypsy steampunk skull

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: skeleton, rib cage, red crystal beads, chain, jump rings, lobster clasp, teardrop beads, remoteluxury
  • Feedback: 329 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Washington, United States