The filigree design over the skull symbolizes ever growing renewal over the ghost of the past. This is the original design as featured on Kickstarter. It became their #1 most funded sculpture project of all time. Small is pictured sitting in the hand. See pic of all 3 sizes together for comparison.
This piece is inspired by and meant to reflect Ironwork fences popular throughout the centuries. It is a pendant meant to be suspended between to ends of a single chain, the pendant acting as both a center piece and gate for the necklace.