Brass horse head and raw quartz neclace | rustic brass choker, amulet necklace

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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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Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 6 - 20 business days
  • Europe : 6 - 20 business days

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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Wow, Australia is a long way from me. How long will it take for my item to get here?

I find items shipped from Australia to most places in the world arrive within Australia Post's designated shipping time of 6-10 days. It can, occasionally, take longer. I ship with tracking as standard so you can keep an eye on your purchase as it wings its way to you.

Domestic items are shipped via Australia Post and should reach you in 2-5 days.

Do you wrap your items?

All my items are securely packaged and wrapped in new and clean recycled packaging.

I try to keep my environmental footprint as light as possible so I use ephemera (vintage sewing pattern tissue, old unwanted books and Atlases) in my wrapping.

Can I return my purchase for a refund?

Of course. What's the point of jewelry you aren't going to wear! Shopping online is convenient, but sometimes you need to see a thing up-close and and in-person to know how you really feel about it. If you'd like to return your item, just let me know within 14 days of delivery (please note: purchasers are responsible for return postage costs)

What's your aesthetic and your pricing philsophy?

My work is organic, purposefully rustic and raw. My pieces take a journey with me as I create them. I use found and salvaged objects wherever possible as these tell a story and reflect my commitment to sustainability. My aesthetic celebrates the signposts - surface stitches, tool marks, texture and natural patina - that tell the story of that pieces journey with me.

When you purchase one of my pieces you are purchasing something that is one-of-a-kind, completely unique and which has taken many hours to create.

Pricing is one of the hardest things for an artist. I try to keep my prices accessible, whilst reflecting the time and materials that have gone into creating.

Custom and personalized orders

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.

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