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lighter sleeve
toronto handmade artisan jewelry
Toronto artisan jewelry
Lighter sleeve
Toronto handmade jewelry
"Uncle Tom" Firestarter
"Uncle Tom" Firestarter

"Uncle Tom" Firestarter

Prix régulier $375.00 CAD Solde

Lighter sleeve feature an antique love token, hand-engraved "Uncle Tom" paired with Hubei turquoise and hand-stamped details.

It's thought that love tokens originated as early as the 13th century. They are are coins where one side has been smoother down and then hand engraved. Sentimental "messages" could include a lover's initials or monogram, name, dates, or an image meant to remind or for luck. They were often bent to create a wave to try to prevent them from being used as currency.

This firestarter is a marriage of new and old intended for your ritual practice or, to carry as a favorite lighter. It is a one of a kind piece that cannot be replicated. Entirely handmade from sterling and fine silver, it has been made to fit mini-Bic lighters. It will ship without the lighter due to shipping restrictions. Sleeve stands just under  2 1/4" tall and weighs 27.3g. You will receive the pictured sleeve.

To fit the lighter, slide through the top band then, holding the lighter body between both bands and the bottom of the lighter, push into bottom band. Do not force it while holding just the bottom. The bottom band is a snug fit. 


All my pieces are handmade by me in my studio in Toronto, ON. Please check out my shop policies before purchasing and/or should you have any questions.

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