From Mother Eagle’s Garden, Midwinter ’12 Collection.
…Mother Eagle’s garden is home to a fairy ring of toadstools, of both poisonous and magickal kinds. Although useful for healing and visions, the fairy ring is guarded by a giant bug-eyed toad that curses anyone who violates the circles…
This is a beautiful miniature hand-embroidered poisonous Devil's Bolete Toadstool, created using a variety of traditional Jacobean raised embroidery, or Stumpwork, techniques.
This is a very intricate piece of embroidery; hand-dyed wool felt decorated with French knots makes up the mushroom’s appliquéd cap. Tiny silk bullion knots, satin stitch, and French knots in 100% cotton threads make up the rest. It is worked on to fine vintage cotton, which has been lightly dyed using organic tea, giving a lovely, antiqued mottle.
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It is mounted into a beautiful oval pendant which has been custom made to my specifications. It completely encloses the embroidery, in sturdy but light-weight and sustainably sourced birch wood. The wood has been treated in a non-toxic natural wax by my own hand, and measures 56mm (plus 17mm for the tab and bail) x 48mm in size and is 5mm thick. It hangs on a 27.5” antique brass finished copper chain. This chain is of the highest quality - every single link of this chain has been soldered. This, along with the bail and lobster clasp, are lead and nickel free, and chosen to provide you with a lifetime’s wear
You can read more about this design’s creation on my blog here.
Your unique necklace will come beautifully gift-wrapped as standard, free of charge. Perfect to give to someone special, or to unwrap for your very own.
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