Variation: Each piece is hand-crafted individually and will vary slightly in appearance. When ordering you will receive a replica of the original design using the same colour palette. Slight differences in the design and beading will occur due to the hand-made nature of copper metalwork. The photographs in the gallery show a number of versions of the design on multiple backgrounds to give the most true to life image. The wood used will vary in colour, thickness and shape as it is fallen timber, it may be darker or lighter when the bark has been removed, the shape is unique to the branch and each will vary.
Beads: Agate, Botswana agate, carnelian, serpentine and aventurine semi-precious gemstones.
Metal: The wire feathers are made form solid copper wire with an aged patina finish polished to reveal the warm coppery tones beneath, sealed with a gloss varnish.
Wood: Fallen wood has been stripped, sanded and finished with a natural colour oil.
Hangings: Metal flex wire with a loop at the top for hanging.
Top Bar Width Approx: 30cm / 11.8 inches.
Feather Height: 22-24cm / 8.6-9.4 inches.
Max Height Approx: 53cm / 20.8 inches.
Magpie Feather: Here in Britain we salute magpies by saying “‘’Good morning Mr Magpie, I hope your family are well” as often magpies are seen as a bad omen. I think this gives a bad impression of what really is a beautiful inquisitive British bird. The magpie feather can also be associated with communication, flamboyance, intelligence, expression, illumination, witchcraft and magic.
Green Woodpecker Feather: This species of bird is associated with opportunity, progress, grounding and connecting to the earth. They are also seen as prophets and messengers of warnings, showing you that change is coming.
Brown Owl Feather: The owl is symbolic of wisdom, independence, spirituality, the depths of the night and the moon. There are many meanings in ancient folklore, from omens, to death, good luck and wizardry.
Semi-Precious Gemstones Meaning:
Agate is a translucent microcrystalline quartz and is related to balancing yin yang in the body, protection, strength, courage, calmness and healing. Agate also helps the eyes, uterus and stomach, pancreas and cleanses the lymph system.
Carnelian is a stone relating to warmth, creativity, expression, helping you find strength, find your voice and be motivated in life. It aids stability and steadfastness. In dealing with conflict it helps remove negativity and gives you the courage to deal with people. In the physical body it relates to fertility.
Serpentine is related to inner calm and peace, a good stone to aid meditation practice. It is also a stone for kundalini practice. It is associated with serpents from its’ colour. In the physical body it relates to the stomach and kidneys.
Aventurine a stone that is known for aiding prosperity, wealth, finances and good luck, a stone of opportunity. It also helps aid conflict, anger and arguments. It relates to the heart and thymus gland, from circulation to cardiac issues.
Usage: Please note this mobile is only suitable for hanging in your home, due to the delicate nature of the droplets it is not suitable for garden / exterior use. When using as a baby mobile or in a child’s room, please remember that this product is not a toy or suitable for handling by babies/children. Please ensure the mobile is hung from the ceiling or high on the wall out of reach.