Rattle Necklace by Heliotrope
This necklace was made from a mold of a real rattlesnake tail! The rattlesnake’s rattle is a beautiful, simple, organic form, emblematic of the Sonoran desert. Salvaged from roadkill, then cast in brass or white bronze in small batches at the Heliotrope studio. The pendant has a nice comfy weight to it.
Solid BRASS 1.5" pendant with a gold plated chain measuring 18” long.
Solid WHITE BRONZE (silver tone)1.5" pendant with a silver plated chain measuring 18” long.
Solid BRASS 1.75" pendant with a gold plated chain measuring 18” long.
Solid White Bronze (silver tone) 1.75" pendant with a silver plated chain measuring 18” long.
Spring Winders is the designer, metalsmith and entrepreneur behind Heliotrope. She founded Heliotrope in 2012 shortly after moving to Tucson, where she lives with her partner, poet and DJ Logan Phillips, and their twin daughters.
Spring is hugely inspired by the Sonoran desert. With its wild, survivalist creatures, its strange and beautiful plant life, stunning sunsets, and the incredible contrast between its vulnerability, and eternal strength, it provides both inspiration for her hand-carved casts, and material for the casts and earrings she creates using salvaged animal bones, insect wings, and owl talons.