"The Skull came today... and I just can´t stop wearing it. <3 It´s so beautiful and it has just the right size: not too big, but big enough to catch the eye. It also arrived pretty quick. Thanks a lot. :)" -A happy customer
"My best friend absolutely adored this as a Christmas present! Would definitely deal with again; this was the easiest purchase I've ever made!" -Hallie Hough (FloodedLungs) Feb 10, 2013
I produce these pieces here in New York. The original was carved by hand here using a real crow skull as reference. Recarving the skull takes so much effort and time but you can't beat the results.
Also available in Sterling Silver.
This sharply detailed and beautifully finished solid bronze raven skull measures 1 1/2 inches long (4cm) and 1/2 inch wide (2cm). This is about a 1/4 scale of a life size raven skull.
The metal for this piece was sourced from a certified 100% green company that recycles and purifies quality metals. No need to dig anymore out of the earth. There is plenty around. I am now casting this piece in tarnish resistant bronze and oxidizing it to bring out the details.
The chain included is a nice gun metal black chain with lobster clasp 18 inches.
If you read my listings you know I am an avid wood wanderer. I have been on the lookout for a dead crow my whole life. Once, while hiking into Woodstock after visiting a French crone I knew. I came upon a dead crow. As I bent down to touch it the trees resounded with the caws of his fellows. I took one feather and held it up to them and I backed off. They fell silent and I moved off. That crow skull might have cost more than I wanted to pay.
More about the raven and crow family:
The Celts believed that Crow was an omen of death and conflict. She was associated with death transitions. Another belief was that the birds were faeries who shape-shifted to cause troubles. Magickal qualities included bringing knowledge, shape-shifting, eloquence, prophecy, boldness, skill, knowledge, cunning, trickery and thievery.
In the Middle Ages, people believed that sorcerers and witches used the symbol of Crow’s foot to cast death spells.
In most of England, seeing a solitary crow meant anger, but in Northamptonshire, it meant ill fortune. Crow, cawing in a hoarse voice, meant bad weather. A death omen was a crow cawing thrice as it flew over a house. The Irish believed that Crow flocking in trees, but not nesting were souls from Purgatory. Finding a dead crow was a sign of good fortune. Russians believed that witches took the shape of Crow.