This piece was inspired by the majestic and fearsome creatures imagined by George R.R. Martin in his series: "A Song of Ice and Fire." In the novels, the Direwolf is essentially an extraordinarily large wolf which resides in the North. The Direwolf is a symbol of strength and is the symbol for the House Stark, one of the oldest and most powerful families in the series.
Interestingly enough, the 'dire wolf' actually existed, but went extinct towards the end of the Pleistocene Era due to 'food stress,' a lack of the typical prey that the species evolved to hunt. One of the culprits of the extinction of the dire wolf is suspected to be humans, who depleted their food source and potentially brought disease.
handmade out of salvaged copper sheet and reclaimed copper electric wire
necklace: 18" long
pendant: 2.8 x 2.5"