bronze parakeet skull necklace
A parakeet skull cast solidly in bronze, these have a great weight to them. Cast from a mold I made of the real thing, just like my resin versions (also in the shop). These are life-size, 1 1/8" from back to beak tip. The larger skull in the first two photos is an African gray parrot.
These bronze pieces are handmade by me every step of the way in my tiny metal shop, using the lost wax casting method.
Comes on a gunmetal-plated brass chain, 18" is standard but if you'd like a different length let me know at checkout and I'll be happy to make one to your specified length. Adjustable black waxed cotton cord and adjustable black leather cord are also available upon request.
Like all of my jewelry, these come packaged in one of my kraft hand stamped jewelry box.
Bronze will tarnish naturally over time, I suggest cleaning them periodically with a jewelry polishing cloth when you want to bring back the original shine. These sorts of cloths remove tarnish but leave the dark patina in all the nooks and crannies that bring out textures and details. Tarnish removing liquid solutions will remove both tarnish and patina.
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