Cailleach's Mirror Pendant ✦ 30 Inch Chain ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
Just as The Cailleach lays waste to the earth each winter, strips bare and makes barren the very land she rules, and guides it through this darkness toward abundance and growth, so must we shed old habits, old notions, old damage, old selves to reach the light. Our emotional processes are reflected in the cycles of the earth, and this is one reason why seasonal myths like those of The Cailleach speak to us on a profound level. Their themes are written on our bones and manifest in our experiences. I created this sterling silver necklace as an ode to this never-ending connection. When you reach down and pull this mirror up toward your face, and gaze into the icy depths of the moonstone, may you be reminded that just like the earth, we must go through cycles, and each dark half of the year is always followed by one of light. There is one primordial truth here, as old as seasons, as old as The Cailleach: the darkest times are the path toward renewal. Cast cedar sprigs, triquetra Celtic knots, crescent moons, and other details surround this central stone to create an ornate mirror frame. A double layer of sterling echoes the edges and creates a hefty weight. My maker's mark and .925 for sterling adorn the back of this pendant, which hangs long and low from 30 inches of sterling chain. The silver has been blackened and selectively polished to appear as an ancient artifact plucked from the frozen land.
✦ Details ✦ Sterling silver. Natural moonstone. 30 inch sterling chain and clasp. Please note that due to various factors such as neck and torso size, a necklace may fall differently on you than it does on the model. Pendant measures 3 1/2 inches tall including bail (loop that attaches it to the chain). You will receive the pictured necklace.
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