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Friday, October 26, 2012

I blogged about an adorable sarcophagus-and-mummy locket I made several years ago, but I never put the necklace on my e-commerce website. I meant to do so, but the one-of-a-kind necklace turned out to be too popular with editors and stylists for me to part with it. Now, with Halloween approaching, I figured I’d give y’all a chance to purchase it.

The 3D sarcophagus is gold-plated and engraved on both sides. As always, I paid a lot of attention to detail, down to the sleepy, pleasant expression on the little fellow’s face and his tiny beard.

He’s about 1 1/4″ long on a 16″ chain.

The back view.

Inside the sarcophagus is a wee, blackened-silver mummy with diamond eyes. Like the sarcophagus, the mummy is finished on both sides — bandages are carved all the way around. I’m not one for taking the easy way out and decorating only the front of a piece!

The mummy is attached to the sarcophagus by a chain so you don’t have to worry about losing him.

The original models for the sarcophagus and the mummy were carved out of hard wax, used in a jewelry-making process called lost-wax casting. In my opinion, that technique — though expensive and time-consuming — gives jewelry more personality than computer-based design does. All of my most elaborate pieces are made with lost-wax casting. The sarcophagus is available for $650; holla at me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com if you’re interested.  Buy it for yourself, your favorite Egyptologist … or your mummy!

If mummies aren’t your thing, I’ve got plenty of other Halloween-appropriate jewels. You can see two of them — my silver-and-agate bat pendant and wolf-fang earrings — in the slideshow of spooky holiday jewelry posted by W Magazine yesterday. (Thanks for including me, Tina!) Don’t forget that my bat necklaces are on sale through October 31. After that, they go back to the regular price.

Click to purchase.

Bite-sized Snickers and candy corn are admittedly awesome but they’re fleeting pleasures, whereas jewelry can be enjoyed for years. Treat yourself!

UPDATED OCTOBER 27, 2012, TO ADD: The mummy locket is sold, but I still have bat pendants and other spooky things available.

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14 Responses to “An Egyptian Jewelry Treat for Halloween”

  1. Melanie says:

    You’re the only person who could use this phrase “adorable sarcophagus and mummy” in all seriousness! Your detailing with the mummy is brilliant. Yay for hand-crafting. I like how you’ve tethered your mummy to home. Maybe that’s like real motherhood…

  2. sulky kitten says:

    Love the sarcophagus and mummy. Fantastic detailing all over, your attention to detail is laudable.

  3. Aggie says:

    What a great idea to pair a sarcophagus with a mummy! I do like little surprises like this (to find a mummy in the locket).

    The agate goes really well with the bat too 😉

  4. HelOnWheels says:

    That’s a fantastic piece. So incredibly detailed. It is, strangely, adorable and whimsical. It would make me the archeologist I’ve always wanted to be. I’m going to have non-buyers regret about this one!

  5. Megan Mae says:

    What a beautiful piece. You make the coolest jewelry. I think whoever gives that home will be a very lucky person!

  6. I just finished The Passage and started on The Twelve, so the bat necklace just plain scares the bejesus out of me. Love it 😛

  7. THE-LOUDMOUTH says:

    The special touches you add to your jewelry never cease to amaze me. I love that you always incorporate some sort of secret or surprise!

  8. lawyerdoll says:

    Amazing piece, as always! I wish I could afford you 🙂

  9. I am so happy that adorable sarcophagus mummy found a home! I love the way the agate striations are electric around the bat, like sonic waves or little bat dreams.

    (ombre purple. ooommmmbrrreeeee puuurrrrrrpllllle …)

  10. stacy says:

    The mummy locket is brilliant. Love it. I’ve always liked the bat too!!