Language of Flowers & Symbolism: Bravery, strength, growth & patience
Few trees pull on our hearts and souls quite as much as the Oak, the backbone of the old Irish rainforests sadly almost extinct today. In old Ireland the Oak was the most sacred tree of the Druids, of the pagan God Dagda and classified as one of the seven Nobles of the Wood in old Brehon law. It is considered a magical tree with ties to the otherworld and an important element of May eve celebrations when it was used to light the Beltaine fires. Acorns were also worn as a protective charm against lightening.
Acorns also represent the innate potential for transformation contained in all life down to even the smallest seed. A gentle reminder that with strength, bravery and patience magnificent things are borne from the humblest beginnings.
This silver pendant was made with a n Oak leaf from a young tree in my garden. I first create a mold from the leaf from which I create a precious metal clay cast which when fired at a very high temperature leaves a solid Sterling Silver pendant. I then file. patina and polish the pendant entirely by hand here in my home studio in West Cork, Ireland.
As these pieces are woven from soft clay they have an organic finish.
You can choose a 16, 18 or 20 inch chain from the drop down menu.
Your piece will come packaged safely in one of my beautiful signature gift boxes complete with a thank you card that explains the heritage of the piece and a care instruction card. If you'd like me to include a hand-written note on your behalf, just leave a note in the 'message to seller' box at checkout.