Coyote Claw Earrings, Solid Bronze or Sterling Silver
Subtlely edgy, these earrings are cast from real coyote claws, obtained from a cruelty-free source. I've soldered a sterling silver post (with sterling backings) to the backs. The small size makes them great for everyday wear.
Many Native American tribes view the symbolism of the Coyote as that of trickster, shape-shifter, and transformer. The sighting of the Coyote is said to bring natural shifts in balance, causing an end and making the way for new beginnings. Essentially, the Coyote is like a "way-maker" of new direction as it goes about its symbolic role of representing the cycle of life/death in nature.
I've cast them in solid nickel-free bronze using lost-wax casting. I start with a wax model, and then a plaster mold is made from the wax. Liquid metal is poured into the mold and heated in a kiln to create the final product, which is then tumbled, tumbled, and tumbled again, and polished to bring out the shine. I've polished the surface to a beautiful shine, and then add a metal sealant to the bronze earrings to protect the finish.
The earrings measure 3/4" long. Please allow 10-14 days for casting in bronze or sterling.
These earrings look great with the Double Coyote Claw Necklace
RedAvaDesigns: Modern Design, Vintage Style