Coffin Jewelry

Before man-made glass was invented, Mother Nature formulated her own glass.

Obsidian is natural glass formed by volcanic lava that cooled too quickly. Obsidian is volcanic glass. Sharp and shiny, obsidian is different from other rocks. This volcanic glass has an almost total absence of sizable mineral crystals within the glass matrix.

The ancient hills in Oregon, called Glass Buttes, is where we legally collected 90% of the obsidian used in our creations. We have collected a dazzling variety of gem-quality obsidian, including mahogany, red, fire, flame, midnight lace, jet black, pumpkin brown, rainbow, gold sheen, silver sheen, green, snowflake and more. Some pieces have iridescent flashes of color.

Obsidian has been used as a talisman for travelers to ensure a safe journey both physically and mentally. Obsidian is also said to bring good luck and is an aid in overcoming negative emotions. Obsidian is "The Protector". It has an energy shield, which absorbs negativity and grounds energy.

The coffin jewelry is all created by hand, one piece at a time. Almost all of Bryan’s coffin jewelry is made of obsidian, but other types of natural stones can be used, such as petrified wood. Each coffin gem is an original. They are not mass produced, or faceted with machines.

Some images below link to pages with additional images and information.

The Bat Coffin Gem

Bat Coffin Gem

Rose Coffin Gem

Rose Coffin Gem

Mahogany locket

Wooden Coffin Locket

Ebony Locket

Wooden Coffin Locket

Blood-Splatter Coffin Gem

Raspberry Snowflake Obsidian Coffin

(also known as Blood-splatter Obsidian).

Tiny Obsidian Coffin Pendant

Tiny Coffin Pendant

Obsidian Coffin Gems

Obsidian Coffin Gems


Key Rings

Each one is different but are all about 3 inches long. These are made of barn wood.

Obsidian coffin gem in the shape of a bat

Quartz coffin gem

Intarsia coffin gem with spider-web carving.

Petrified wood coffin gem

Snowflake Obsidian Coffin Gem

Shown with a quarter for size comparison.

Snowflake obsidian coffin gem

Bat-etched coffin

Obsidian coffin gem with bat engraved on it.

Rose Quartz Coffin Necklace

This coffin gem was hand carved out of Rose Quartz. It has a tiny "D" engraved into it. It is 1/2 inch long.

Crimson Ghost Coffin necklace

This coffin gem was hand carved out of black obsidian, and has a crimson ghost skull etched into it. It is 1-1/2 inches long and 3/4 inches wide.

Broken Star Coffin necklace

This coffin gem was hand carved out of silver sheen Obsidian and has a broken star design etched into it. It is 1-3/4 inches long and 1 inch wide.

Copyright © 2002- by Coffin It Up. All Rights Reserved.