RESERVED FOR JEN ✦ Memento Mori Skeleton Earrings ✦ The October Country Collection
✦ PREORDER! ✦ Production time: 8-10 weeks.
Please allow 8-10 weeks for me to finish and ship your earrings. They will be intentionally crafted just for you, with onyx stones like the ones pictured.
“Well, consider the skeleton; slender, svelte, economical of line and contour. Exquisitely carved oriental ivory! Perfect, thin as a white praying mantis!...Be so kind as to note the eye-sockets of the skull; so deep and rounded, somber, quiet pools, all-knowing, eternal. Gaze deep and you never touch the bottom of their dark understanding. All irony, all life, all everything there in the cupped darkness...He raged for hours. And the skeleton, ever the frail and solemn philosopher, hung quietly inside, saying not a word, suspended like a delicate insect within a chrysalis, waiting and waiting.” - from “Skeleton” by Ray Bradbury.
I fell utterly in love with these earrings the moment I drew them for The October Country Collection sketchbook page, and upon their completion, they do not disappoint! A pair of skulls cast in sterling silver sit above two elegantly faceted gems of onyx. Sterling prongs tenderly hold each stone in place like a clavicle, ribcage, and pelvis. These jewels are inspired by the spooky and incredible short story “Skeleton” by Ray Bradbury, which appears in the book from which this collection gets its name. They are also intended as a memento mori and, of course, an ode to Halloween. These earrings have been blackened and polished to highlight the details.✦ Details ✦
Notched posts with nut backs.
Each earring weighs .23 oz, about the weight of a U.S. quarter.
Earrings measure just over 1 3/4 inches from top to bottom.
You will receive a pair similar to the pictured pair of earrings.
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✦ As with all handmade jewelry, my pieces are delicate and should not be worn during strenuous activity or in water. Please take care to remove all pieces while swimming, bathing, washing hands, playing sports, applying cosmetics, etc.
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