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.
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 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.
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.