BlueBell ~ Coinnle Corra
Alternative names: Blue Rocket, Crowtoes, Cuckoo's boots, Harebell
Language of Flowers: Gratitude, Kindness, Humility & Loyalty
Our precious native bluebells are arguably one of our most beloved and treasured wildflowers, evocative of the ethereal beauty of the once great wild woodlands that covered almost all of Ireland. The were considered a fairy flower, and the bells would summon fairy folk if rung. They're closely associated with the moon and were said to prevent nightmares. In Irish ballads and stories they are also associated with beauty, grief and mourning.
This silver pendant was made with a Spring bluebell from a little patch that grow along the streambank and under a magnificent Horse Chestnut at the bottom of our garden. I first create a mold from the flower 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.