Copper Raccoon Skull
(for decorative use)
Handcrafted copper art made by me at home in my studio from the finest raw materials that mother nature has to offer. Sustainably harvested and crafted into fashionable heirloom quality works of art.
A magical nature inspired raccoon skull to bring some earth into your home. This is handcrafted with a real raccoon skull, a bumble bee, boxwood leaves, evergreens, an Amethyst cluster, Rhodochrosite and natural copper. I wanted the skull to feel overgrown like it had been sitting for a while and has become one with nature. After it is built to my liking I put in my tank to be electroformed with copper for 2 days. The process of building one of these takes about 15 days from start to finish. The copper is given a nice vintage patina to pull out all of the little details and then it is sealed to help preserve the finish. I added an aditional touch by doing a green patina over all of the foliage and it really makes it pop! This would make a beautiful altar piece.
The skull measures 4 1/4 inches long and 2 3/4 inches wide
Properties of Rhodochrosite:
The Greek word for pink, the Rhodochrosite crystal meaning is associated with the rose, the symbol of love that can be traced back to the Incas, who called the stone "Inca Rose." According to legend, these pink gems formed from the blood of their kings and queens. Ruled by the planet Venus, the Rhodochrosite crystal stone meaning comes from its healing pink hue, the color of love. Like the soft petals of a rose, Rhodochrosite stones and jewelry have sweet side effects like compassion, deeper emotional connections, and openness to love without judgment or expectations. The green leaves of the rose stem symbolize our potential for growth while the thorns remind us to face painful truths with loving awareness.
Properties of Amethyst:
Amethyst has a purifying energy and can be helpful in releasing addictive behaviors. Helps you to live with a positive purpose by clearing your mind of negative thoughts. Amethyst is also helpful in relieving stress and is a good stone for work related issues because it is also a stone of abundance.
February Birth Stone.