MADE TO ORDER: “THE SCHAFFNER” IN HONOR OF OUR FIRST CUSTOMER WHO WORKED WITH US TO DESIGN A BOLO TIE LIKE COLIN FARRELL WORE IN HBO’S TRUE DETECTIVE (season 2).
This listing is to PRE-ORDER your own Turquoise and Sterling Silver Bolo Tie, similar to the one pictured, and taking much of the design elements from the one worn by Colin Farrell in True Detective! Dr. B would love to make a similar bolo tie for you. Due to the beauty of all pieces being handmade, each is one-of-a-kind – no piece can be completely identical. We will work with you to identify the most ideal length and width for your body height of your choice of braided leather in Black or Dark Brown. The bolo tips are also sterling silver and can be simple or customized, which we will also discuss with any buyers (see photos for the style done similar to the original worn by actor Colin Farrell). The Large piece of authentic Turquoise Stone will be similar to what is shown (but you get to choose yours from our wide variety of Turquoise stones). Due to our pieces being all handmade, no two will ever be the exact same. The sizing of the overall oval main piece is dependent on your wishes and body style, but the two we have made are approximately: one for a man over 6ft tall=1.5inches wide + 2.5inches long, and one for a 5.4ft woman=1.3inches wide and 2.3inches long.
The Sterling Silver base is hand-decorated and has an Antiquing/Darkening Effect done on the interior between the Rope Border (surrounding the center Turquoise stone) and the piece’s exterior smooth Border. The Turquoise centerpiece is shaped and polished for a perfect fit.
*NOTE ON IMAGES: The first image is a combination showing the actor Colin Farrell wearing the True Detective original Bolo Tie next to our first customer wearing his Custom Bolo Tie made by Thunderbird Origins. Following are images of our versions of this bolo. Note one we allow customers to choose their preferred stone, so the colors of different orderers are shown, along with one slightly smaller version we customized for a customer.
DR. B NEEDS APPROXIMATELY 3/4 WEEKS TO DESIGN YOUR CUSTOM PIECE. Please contact me before purchase if you’d like to discuss completion time or the design, especially if you have any tweaks to your made-to-order piece.
Dr. John Bennett (artisan, metalsmith, jewelry mastercraftsman, dentist, golfer) & the TBO Team
John and his daughter, Beth, were incredibly accommodating during the entire exchange of custom-making my handsome bolo tie. Although our exchange was held entirely online, their thoroughness and commitment to detail were as reassuring as though I was actually there every step of the way. John is a craftsman with the precision and professionalism I assume he acquired during his career as a dentist. He is passionate about his jewelry and it shows in the finished product. He wants his customers to be satisfied above all else and goes that extra distance to ensure just that. Your satisfaction and jewelry are in good hands with John. The piece he will craft for you will attract admiration, spark conversations, and stand the test of time.