bronze sp(air)row skull necklace

A life-sized sparrow skull cast in solid bronze from a modified mold I made of the real thing. The original specimen was found mummified in the walls of an old house. Skull measures about 1 1/8" from back to beak tip.

These three special pieces were carved with the alchemical symbol for air before they were cast in bronze. Each one is a bit different, please choose the one you would like.

I can hang each sparrow on your choice of length of gunmetal chain, or an adjustable deerskin leather strap, please let me know at checkout or I will give you the default 18" chain. Even though only choice C is on leather for the photos, I will happily re-hang them. An adjustable cotton cord option is also available. 

These bronze pieces are handmade by me every step of the way in my tiny metal shop, using the lost wax casting method.

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.

all work is © skullery



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