This beautiful western-inspired necklace features a natural porcupine quill set in .22 bullet casing with American turquoise.
***Due to the natural variations in the quills, the tones of brown and black, and the length of the quill will vary. Approximately 85-95% of the quill will be shades of black and brown. The length ranges from 4”-6.5”***
Materials: 32" sold brass chain, recycled bullet casings, natural porcupine quills sanded smooth.
How are they made? These Commonform quill necklaces are created responsibly, using quills collected or humanely harvested from African porcupines. Fun fact, porcupines shed and regrow quills similarly to how we shed and regrow hair. If they aren't collected after shedding, a method that is used involves touching or draping the animal with a piece of fabric and any loose quills easily stick in the fabric and come out.
Commonform receives the quills in their natural form. They are sorted, cleaned, sanded, paired, cut, glued into the bullets, and given a quality check. It's quite the process, but each pair is unique and they create such a beautiful statement.
The bullet casings are collected from local ranges that would be otherwise be left on the grounds or in the landfill. They are cleaned, pickled, tumbled, and punched for the earrings.
Commonform’s mission is to keep jewelry wearers kitted out in brass, silver and stones. Combining a love for creation and gift giving, their collections are produced by hand by women in Bozeman, Montana.