A lovely bold necklace depicting the Blackbird in etched sterling silver, cleverly cast in shiny sterling silver from an original Tania Mallow carving and finished with a sterling silver chain and clasp.
The Blackbird is known to signify mystery and magic. Sometimes this watchful bird can represent the 'otherworlds' which seems perfectly fitting for us here in Aotearoa (New Zealand) where the Blackbird was introduced by early English communities. Though it arrived from otherworlds this charming bird has become a beloved member of the New Zealand birdscape and its melodic song a familiar sound in our everyday lives.
The bird range has a beautiful weighty feel. Like many of Tania Mallow's other pieces they are created with comfort and quality at the forefront. Materials are not spared on her jewellery and wearing them feels amazing. This necklace is enhanced by a skillful oxidization technique which brings the carved lines to life.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% pure silver. The alloy composition results in a metal that is very durable and long lasting. Sterling silver is easily polished using a polishing cloth. Tania Mallow jewellery is certified sterling silver.
Material: Sterling silver
Chain: 45cm sterling silver link chain
Measurements: 40mm (from head to tail) x 30mm (from head to feet) x 1.5mm
Chains are also available in 40cm and 50cm, please add note in comments if you would like a different length.
Handmade by Tania Mallow from her Beachlands studio in New Zealand.