Nicole, the silversmith at Arrok, fuses stylized tattoo flash, vintage and replica scrimshaw, nautical moodiness and even a killer edge from weaponry to create her brilliant pieces. Her scrimshaw pieces, specifically, called out to me. There was a bone spear one that I kept shuffling my feet on but in the end someone else snapped it up. When I saw this sparrow-swallow-bird I did not even hesitate. It was to be mine.
I believe it was originally on an 18" strand but I upgraded to a 20" and she added an extender for that so I do have the option of wearing it shorter if I wish. The weight feels substantial but not over bearing. I love the details.
I can see myself ordering from Nicole again. I hope to get one of her tall tree pendants one day. For now I will wear this birdy beauty and feel like I am channeling my inner Captain Jack Sparrow. Or doing the widow walk of Davy Jone's bride.
Do you enjoy the tattoo inspired look? Scrimshaw? I bought a flannel shirt just for this necklace. Yep. Building my wardrobe around my jewelry.