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The Solitary Oak stands alone in the field by the pond, never visited by the birds that frequent the forests and Shade Trees of the world. All the other Oaks are gone now, cut down long ago by the shipbuilders. His mate was felled years ago for the great ship Tonoglisia, so there will be no acorns to pass along his story to future generations.
He sighs as the wind rustles his leaves.
The Solitary Oak was created from old watches whose gears and parts have been removed, cleaned, and soldered into place using lead free silver bearing solder. His story and inspiration come from that of The Solitary Oak on the campus of NEIU, as well as The Tree That Owns Itself in Athens, Georgia. His parts are from lower to mid twentieth century and include brass gears, balance bridge parts as well as nine tiny watch jewels, most likely rubies or garnets. No glue or resin is ever used in our pieces, just metal solder which is meant to last. All pieces are truly unique, named or numbered, and there will never be two exactly alike. These are not merely watch movements attached to chains, but individual wearable art sculptures designed and hand made by a human being.
The Solitary Oak is 24mm wide by 23mm high and comes on an 18" antiqued silver plated cable chain with links measuring 1.3mm. If you require a longer or shorter chain, this is no problem, as well as the option of an antiqued brass chain. Just let us know your needs in the comments section at checkout. Please contact us with any questions at all using Etsy Conversations.
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