How It's Made: Dinosaur GIANT Necklace

How It's Made: Dinosaur GIANT Necklace

Charlotte Prichard, 2 May 2013

Whether you're a Jurassic Park fanatic or just like to make a serious sartorial statement, there's no bigger (or better) way to accessorise than with our Dinosaur Necklace. Originally inspired by a visit to London's Natural History Museum, it has become a much loved classic Tatty Devine piece, appearing in the press and worn by celebrities including Lauren Laverne. What could possibly be better than a Dinosaur Necklace, you ask? We have the answer - a Dinosaur GIANT Necklace! Yes, our classic Dinosaur Necklace also exists in a giant form for maximum impact. Not for the faint hearted, this super sized glamorous tyrannosaurus is the perfect date for nights out and adds much needed drama to everyday jeans and t-shirts. Rosie says, "The Dinosaur Necklace doesn't sit firmly in the fashion world. It's not a seasonal piece, either. It's made to be worn forever!" Harriet agrees, "When we came up with the Dinosaur Necklace, we were obsessed with the idea of articulation. It was a really ambitious and experimental process to design it." There is still an ambitious and time consuming process behind each piece - as our team and anyone who has attended our Dinosaur Necklace Workshop will agree! Explore behind the scenes at our Chatham studio and let our production team show you how this magnificent giant T-Rex is made: First things first: each dinosaur bone is laser cut from gold mirror perspex and linked by hand using golden jump rings. Over forty bones make up this sizeable statement necklace - and each one is designed to sit in a very specific order. Cody carefully gives our dinosaur a tail by linking together the pieces with pliers. Steady hands are a must! "Have you heard the one about the T-Rex crossing the road...?"

Lastly, the protective film is peeled off each individual bone (this stops the perspex burning whilst it's laser cut) and careful cleaning begins.

Et voila! The Dinosaur GIANT Necklace is ready to make the journey to our stores or straight to your house! Show your bones and shop this shiny dinosaur skeleton necklace now. Want to try your hand at making a Dinosaur Necklace? Join the Tatty Devine team for a jewellery workshop and learn the skills and techniques needed to make your own. At the end of the workshop, it's yours to take home! Book your place now. Exciting news: we're headed to Edinburgh for our first ever Dinosaur GIANT Necklace Workshop! Hosted by The Red Door Gallery, the workshop will take you through each stage of making one of our most complex designs. Book your place now.
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