Thistle Armor Pendant ✦ 18 Inches ✦ The Thistle Armory Collection
To me, thistle is deep roots. It is the moment I stood for the first time in a 14th century church ruin in the village in Ireland from which my ancestors fled famine, and the accompanying graveyard where some of those who never left lay buried, with this protective plant enclosing it. Thistle reaches back and back and back through tales of suffering overcome, and tells me that I am the result of survivors. It is ancestral power. It is the knowledge that I’m firmly planted right where I should be, and that I have within me the tools to thrive. I focus on these messages as I work, pulling them from my heart and mind and through my fingertips, ritualistically infusing them into each creative motion. This necklace is a love letter to those who came before me, and I envision it serving the wearer as a potent protective talisman and ancestral ode. A spectacular high-dome natural amethyst cabochon is the centerpiece of this sterling pendant. A window cut from the back allows light to illuminate the details and grants contact between the skin and stone when worn. Sterling twigs cast from the real thing surround the stone in a protective embrace, and sterling crescent moons flank this scene in a triple moon formation. Handmade thistles adorn each moon, conjuring the protective, ancestral, hex-breaking magic and warrior spirit of this prickly plant. My maker's mark and .925 for sterling adorn the back of the pendant, and the entire piece has been blackened and sanded to highlight the details and heighten the magic.
✦ Details ✦ Sterling silver. Natural amethyst. 18 total necklace length. Please note that due to factors such as neck and bust size, torso length, etc. a certain chain length may appear slightly longer or shorter on the model than it will on you. Pendant measures 4 1/16 inches wide. You will receive the pictured necklace.
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