Birch ~ Bheith
Other names: Lady of the woods
Language of Flowers & Symbolism: Adaptability, growth, transformation, protection
Our lady Birch was revered by the Irish druids as a tree of purification and protection. It was burnt in bonfires at Bealtaine for it's tarry sap and associations with fertility and renewal and again at Samhain (the Celtic New year) to drive out evil spirits and to bring luck for the year ahead. Birch has strong associations across Ireland Europe with Spring and the Goddess Eostre and so has come to symbolize growth, fertility, rebirth and new beginnings.
This silver pendant was made with a Birch 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.