skull tie tack - sterling skull wax seal pin - 'as you are so once was I'. memento mori.  antique wax letter seal.
skull tie tack - sterling skull wax seal pin - 'as you are so once was I'. memento mori.  antique wax letter seal.
skull tie tack - sterling skull wax seal pin - 'as you are so once was I'. memento mori.  antique wax letter seal.
skull tie tack - sterling skull wax seal pin - 'as you are so once was I'. memento mori.  antique wax letter seal.
skull tie tack - sterling skull wax seal pin - 'as you are so once was I'. memento mori.  antique wax letter seal.
skull tie tack - sterling skull wax seal pin - 'as you are so once was I'. memento mori.  antique wax letter seal.
skull tie tack - sterling skull wax seal pin - 'as you are so once was I'. memento mori.  antique wax letter seal.
skull tie tack - sterling skull wax seal pin - 'as you are so once was I'. memento mori.  antique wax letter seal.
skull tie tack - sterling skull wax seal pin - 'as you are so once was I'. memento mori.  antique wax letter seal.

skull tie tack - sterling skull wax seal pin - 'as you are so once was I'. memento mori. antique wax letter seal.

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swalk.ie
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€57,00
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€57,00
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As you are... so once was I

This pin/ tie tack was cast from an antique wax seal stamp from the 1800's. These were used to seal letters and correspondence and come in a huge variety of designs, mottos, sentiments, heraldry and proverbs...

This seal features the image of a skull with the words in French, 'J'ai ete le suis, tu seras' this is the skull speaking to us and saying 'As you are.... so once was I'. Or ' I was just like you'..... alive and well and reading', now I'm a skull... a lesson on mortality.

This tie tack features a strong pointed pin that is 1cm in length and is perfect to pierce multiple layers of material. The stud back is also sterling silver and features a ‘pinch release’ system. This pin is awesome on a tie, jacket lapel, or bag. But is too heavy for, say, a t-shirt or blouse.

Size. ...
This tie tack measures 13.48mm. The pin is 1cm long. This is approximate however as each on is made individually.

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Wax Seal Jewelry......
Each piece offered for sale is an imprint or cast of an antique wax seal from my personal collection. I use 100% sterling silver as this has the strength and durability needed for a piece of jewelry that is to be worn for years. All the jumps rings, clasps etc, are also sterling silver and each part is soldered, also for strength and durability. My intention is to make a piece that could become an heirloom too and for it to last generations.
Each piece is individually handmade and therefore no two pieces will be exactly the same, they will however be extremely similar. The mark of the maker has been purposely left on the casts. The signs of age, cracks and tool marks all add to the charm of the piece and are an intentional feature.

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