This is a life sized cast of an American Crow skull. It measures 3 inches (7 and a half) cm long.
I cast it in metal and then antique silver plate it. This piece comes with the clasp pictured on a 24 inch chain.
This piece is a big one. The chain passes through at the base of the skull.
Specs : 3.11 inches long (79.2mm) and 1.18 inches wide (30mm)
I also have this piece in antique silver, 18k gold plate, and oxidized flat black.
The amazing fashion with the ladies in falcon hoods comes from BlackSnow and the photo credit goes to Brion.
Brion Topolski Photography
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.