Based on the tale 'The girl' of fictionist Stacey Levine's surreal & painfully beautiful/strange new book of tales and stories 'The girl with brown fur' is a tiny 'X' or crossed bones necklace formed from tiny mouse bones cast immortal in sterling silver. The small 'X' has been hand oxidized in a steamy potion to create my signature haunted & gloomy gray/black, the look of a storm brewing or the shadowy space between black and white.
Stacey contacted me awhile back to discuss a possibility of creating a piece of jewelry based on the feral & strange character in 'The girl', & i jumped at the chance. Being formally trained as a writer, this felt like a dream (as she) her work has been an inspiration to me for years . . . .
In the strange story the girl wears a necklace of mouse beads which was the initial inspiration. However, to put my bloodmilk twist on it, i searched around for mouse bones that i finally sourced from an owl pellet . . ., also, in the tale, the girl has a large X scar on her body, which echoes the small 'X' of the necklace. These elements are separate from the tale in that I created them in my own voice, & yet they are connected as the initial inspiration was in the writing & in the oddness of the girl.
This small 'X' is paired with a sterling bar link chain, mimicking the shape of the small bones, and hangs below the collarbones. This necklace is much smaller than my other work but still packs quite the subtle statement.
Chain is 18 inches from end to end
'X' is 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch.
Please take a peek at the Stacey Levine's site here: http://www.staceylevine.com/
& pick up here book 'The girl with brown fur' here: http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Brown-Fur-Tales-Stories/dp/0984213341
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***This is handmade to order, just for you! Please allow 3-4 weeks for creation and shipment.