Santa Fe Bolo Tie
This listing is for a one of a kind piece of jewelry hand crafted with scavenged Santa Fe Railroad china plate shards that I found along the railroad tracks. Often times, railroad china was thrown off of dining cars, whenever a plate or cup broke. What better way to preserve it's history, than to wear them as a piece of jewelry. These pieces in particular were used on passenger trains from 1936-1970.
I hand cut the china plate fragment into a cabochon, making use of the crosshatch design you see here. The plate was set in a fine silver bezel, attached to a sterling silver back plate. The china plate is heavily embellished with 10 different stamp details. They were individually stamped, sawed, filed, sanded, formed, and soldered around the setting. Lots of fine detail work on these pieces, with a true three dimensional feel to them. On the back of the bolo tie is a hand fabricated finding, that the light brown leather cord runs through. Attached are sterling silver bolo tips. The pendant was tumbled, for polishing and burnishing. I added a patina for extra contrast, then gave it a final polish.
Please check all dimensions to ensure each piece of jewelry will fit you before purchasing. I typically do not accept returns, and hope that all of my customers are satisfied with the jewelry they purchase from me. For us to achieve that, please go through and read all jewelry descriptions, look at the photographs, and make sure that everything is the correct size.
Pendant Height: 1 5/8"
Pendant Width: 1 1/8"
Bolo Cord Length: 36"