Paired with a bar link chain that mimics both the shapes of bones and rosary beads, this special necklace was inspired by traditional rosary beads. In lieu of a cross, a perfect life cast of two sparrow feet dangle beneath a vintage re-cast of a seven sorrows heart rosary center, that retains all the small details of the original.
As with most of my work, this piece joins together different spiritual paths to create something new/ holding closely the notion of an 'afterlife', this piece, also like many others in my line is my way of exploring grief and mourning. Here, the sparrow represents a kind of homecoming, as sailors would often get sparrows tattooed on their chests to mark the passage of time at sea. The symbol of the sparrow signified being closer to land, and therefore closer to home. Here, the immortalization of a small bird who passed away signifies a returning to the final 'homeland,' wherever or whatever that may be.
The claws are close to an inch and a half long & are paired with a 28 inch chain from end to end, all sterling silver and hand oxidized to achieve my favorite shade of gloomy gray.
Please be aware that since these are life casts, the sparrow claws are sharp.
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***This is handmade to order, just for you! Please allow approximately 4 weeks for creation before shipment.