From Mother Eagle’s Graveyard, Midwinter ’12 Collection.
...Legend has it this is King Charles II heart. It is said on his death bed he made orders to have it cut out and made a present of to Mother Eagle, his great friend and trusted advisor. Some say she was his greatest, and most secret love...
This is an anatomically correct hand-embroidered Human Heart set into a custom made birch wood pendant. The muscle is stitched in a beautiful variegated, hand-dyed fine silk thread.The veins and arteries are also very fine silk, and the piece is finished in a fine outline of 100% cotton. The piece is worked on to fine vintage cotton, which has been lightly dyed using organic tea, giving a lovely antiqued mottle.
Perfect as a gift to the one that holds your heart.
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This design has been worked in fine satin stitch and split stitch, with tiny overstitched detail of the veins. The curved aorta has 3 tiny French-knots indicating the subclavian arteries. The blue vein on the left is the superior vena cava, to the right is the pulmonary artery.
It is mounted into a beautiful triangular 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 52mm (plus 15mm for the bail) x 35mm at it's widest points, and is 5mm thick. It hangs on a 24” 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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