the Rattlesnake Tail Pendant by coppertist.wu

 

Coppertist.Wu has ventured into the creepier side of wildlife with its Rattlesnake Tail Pendant. Made of brass, the studio’s latest accessory is inspired by one of the most venomous snakes in the United States, known to shake its rattle tail 40-60 times a second at the first sign of threat, setting off a loud and skin-crawling sound to scare off its predators. ‘Each link of the snake’s tail can be moved, and the sound produced by the collision between the links reproduces the sound of a real rattlesnake,’ explains the collective.

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shake the keratin links to set off the skin-crawling noise

 

Weighting 16.4 g and spanning about 60 mm in length, the Rattlesnake Tail Pendant is made of keratin, the same hard substance that makes up our fingernails. To recreate the repitle’s eerie sound, Coppertist.Wu (see more here) left the pendant completely hollow on the inside, letting the noise set off instead from the hard keratin links hitting each other at high velocity. On top of keratin, the item was handcrafted using high-quality brass to uplift its practical and aesthetic qualities. shake it up feel the creepy sound of a rattlesnake at any time its so crazy 2

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project info:

 

name: Rattlesnake Tail Pendant
design: Coppertist.Wu

materials: copper and brass

measurements: 60.45 (L) x 13.46 (W) mm 

weight: 16.4 g 

thickness: 5 mm

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom