A found horse brass featuring a stylized, mythical looking horse head, transformed into this bold totem necklace with a rustic brass hammered oval choker.
The horse reminds me of the ancient white-horses found dotted around the UK (my favorite book growing up was Alan Garner's the Weird Stone of Brisingamen, so these have always held a special place in my heart).
Dangling from the horse is a bell set quartz crystal point. The choker is made form heavy gauge hammered brass - torch fired to bring out its mellow tones.
Around 17 1/2 inches or 44 cm end to end. The quartz and brass focal is around 5 inches or 13 cm from top to bottom. To wear; gently slide the choker around the neck and attach the open hook to the bar of the horse head focal.
The use of horse brass dates back to the pre-Roman period with a complete set of horse trappings with amulets, found in North Africa in 1932. Although the early forms were mostly made of bronze, some have been discovered made of silver, or gold inlaid and inset with semi-precious stones, those of brass belong to a much more recent period. Just when these brass ornaments began is a matter of conjecture, but it is recognised that they are more or less replicas of trappings that were used in pagan times, before the Christian era.' (World Collectors Net).
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My work is organic and purposefully rustic. My pieces take a journey with me as I create them and this aesthetic celebrates the signposts that mark this journey - surface stitches, tool marks, texture and patina are beautiful.
I use found and salvaged objects a lot in my work. These tell a story and reflect my commitment to sustainability.
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My process is very organic and personal so, the short answer is no, I don't generally take custom orders. However, please feel free to reach out to me if you have something in mind. I've worked with several of my regular customers to create a piece that uses a material or object that holds a special meaning for them.