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Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by poisson-rouge, Sep 16, 2023.

  1. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    not all snakes are jewelry.........

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    bought this walking stick off a couple , saying it was NA, in the early 90's....

    not something I saw every day , so I paid up for it....& cuz I liked the work !

    the rattle tells me where it may be from, & they said it was SW USA... so it fits.

    Is it 1st nations......? I don't really know ........... & who cares...;);):woot:
  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    & then there are old snakes..... circa 1800...give or take a few decades...

    Akan / Ashanti brass gold weights.......from an old collection , I was gifted....by a very wealthy friend .

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    can u see the finger print on the snakes head , lower right..?
    Wild !
  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The fingerprint was in the wet sand or the wax original carving maybe. Lost wax will do that, but it's a good trick.
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    ya...I was thinking that flat head was made by someone pressing the mold with two fingers..
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  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    They sure didn't do it to the molten metal.
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I agree, it was made in the original wax model. Very nice touch, literally.
  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    A silver and buffalo horn Naga bangle, from Bali. Seller's pics:facepalm:, another one on the to-do list:

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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it could also have been clay ....which would hold a print nicely !

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  9. poisson-rouge

    poisson-rouge Member

    Smitten with this thread. Love the pictures of living snakes, too! More of all of it
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  10. poisson-rouge

    poisson-rouge Member

    Was holding off sharing this little ouroboros ring I posted about in another thread. Unmarked, unknown, probably antique---AJ's expert eye suggested it may be Georgian with updated stones, but I haven't been able to get the ring or stones tested yet so she remains a mystery for the time being! Love her to pieces all the same

  11. poisson-rouge

    poisson-rouge Member

  12. poisson-rouge

    poisson-rouge Member

    That hairwork one!! What does "kyratised" mean? Is that like, "Kyra made it better"?? Did you make the hairwork or combine found pieces? Either way, stunning work
  13. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

  14. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    No one in their right minds does hairwork any more, which isn't to say someone isn't doing it.
  15. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    That fellow was an Eastern Fox snake that was in my garden. My significant other was kind enough to relocate him farther afield.
  16. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Exactly, Kyra made it better!:joyful:
    I used a damaged watch chain made of hollow cord of hair to slide the snake mount in it after removing head and tail, then replaced them!
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  17. poisson-rouge

    poisson-rouge Member

    I do :bag: can confirm am often not in my right mind though hahaha
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  18. poisson-rouge

    poisson-rouge Member

    INCREDIBLE!!! Love the BTS shot! I can't believe you had hairwork around that length. It's so perfect!! Were the snake parts originally mounted to hairwork?

    Were there a book on kyratisation, I'd be eager to have it on my shelf (je dis ça je dis rien)
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