Primitive Fine Silver Charm Bracelet + Rustic, Organic Style + Prehistoric Fossils + Stone Age + Designer Bracelet

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Primitive Fine Silver Charm Bracelet + Rustic, Organic Style + Prehistoric Fossils + Stone Age + Designer Bracelet

395.00

Prehistoric charm!

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:: Wilma's Charm Bracelet ::

:: This bracelet contains an ancient seal or walrus tooth and is for sale within the United States only ::

If you grew up in the 60s you will get that reference!  I loved the Flintstones when I was a kid and wanted to live in Bedrock, which looked infinitely more interesting than the muggy, flat, green East coast where I grew up.  Bedrock had boulders, dinosaurs, mastodons, palm trees, even saber tooth cats!--none of which could be found in my neighborhood, only an occasional small pebble if I was lucky.  This bracelet is full of that earthy Paleo charm and I could just see it gracing Wilma's wrist...after all, she deserved it with everything she had to put up with.

This charm bracelet is a bit lighter and less massive than most previous ones I've done.  All of the silver in this bracelet was worked by me with simple hand tools and sanding papers and sponges.  A torch was used to fuse the fine silver links, which were then hammered on my desert sandstone anvil.  Then they were carefully refined, oxidized to an iridescent patina, and given a satin polish.  

The charms include three fossils, a crinoid stem fragment, an agatized turritella shell, and a brachiopod, all from primordial seas.  From more recent times there is a tumble-polished old tooth either from a walrus or seal, which comes from Alaska.  Since this was buried in permafrost it's impossible to date exactly and is anywhere from hundreds to over a thousand years old.  The two remaining charms are fine silver PMC.  The narrower one was impressed on a fossil brachiopod I found recently in Socorro County, New Mexico.  The wider one was impressed on a stone near Elephant Head in southern Arizona.  Each charm is attached to the bracelet by sterling silver links or jump rings, which were finished in a similar manner to the fine silver links.

You have a couple of options when fastening the bracelet.  The closure is a simple link with an opening on one side.  If you would like your bracelet extra long, you can fasten it on the end link that holds the tooth and crinoid.  For a more standard length, fasten it to the second link which holds the brachiopod, allowing the end link to dangle below.  Or you can fasten it on the third link but this will further lengthen the charm cluster.  See my measurements below.

A sturdy and very organic bracelet for your desert dreaming...

SIZE:  Fastened on end link:  bracelet is 8 1/2" long and charms hang 1 3/8" below it.     Fastened on second link from end:   bracelet is 8" long and charms hang 2" below it.     Fastened on third link from end:  bracelet is 7 1/2" long and charms hang 2 3/8" below it.

CARE:  Wipe with a soft, damp cloth to clean.  You can get this wet but it would not be good for the tooth.  Polish with a silver polishing cloth if needed.

PRESENTATION:  This bracelet will come to you gift wrapped in hand-decorated and recycled earth-friendly packaging.  See my shop policies below for details.

++ Shipping with insurance is included in the price ++ Insured shipping to Canada and Australia is available for an extra fee  

HAVE A QUESTION? Click on the shop policies link below for more information.  Feel free to contact me if you don't see the answer there