Laura Flook

Hand-of-Valediction Necklace

The Hand-of-Valediction i designed was greatly inspired by the large, brass, spring Hand clips I would make use of in the funeral homes I worked in, to secure Mass cards and other epistles for the Family.   Therefore, I personally associate the hands with 'mourning' - which resulted in my formal designation of the hands I created as those of Valediction - expressing the parting or farewell of someONE or SOMethING..        A lost family member, friend, love, human or animal companion..Or a concept itself. a farewell to one way of life (disease, addiction, depression, fear, silence or isolation) and the welcoming of another (tranquility, happiness, marriage (OR independence), sobriety, understanding... a new state of mind and or way of life)..            Old Fashioned and Traditional symbolism house a broad variety of significance in relation to hands ... Many of which draw upon similar themes ..- In the END, however, SYMBolism is a PERSONAL CONNECtion and Only YOU can decide what something means to YOU.  
  • Cast in Solid Brass with an Antique Bronze Finish
  • The Hand-of-Valediction is Fully Three Dimensional,  Spanning about 1.25 Inches in Length and strung onto a 30" Articulated Brass Chain. 

• All orders are neatly packaged with brown paper and black ribbon, including an oval-esque hand-written thank-you card tied on with autopsy ligature. 

If this order is a GIFT for someone, PLEASE indicate as much on the "Notes to Merchant"during the Checkout Process.  Please be sure to include the name of the creature this gift is FOR and FROM, and / or any brief message you wish me to write on the card. 

 •5% of all Proceeds will be Donated to The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (Formerly N.A.R.S.A.D.) to Help Fund Research for the Treatment and Prevention of Serious Mental Illness, such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective & Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression and Autism.

 

How YOUr PURchase ALso HELps..

At least 5% of All Purchase Proceeds are Annually Donated to The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. 100% of this donation will be used to fund NARSAD ( National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) Grants that Focus on Research and Development into the Prevention and Treatment of Serious Mental Illnesses and Conditions, such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective & Bipolar Disorders, Major Depression and Autism.