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.
Beads: White agate, dyed blue agate and Botswana agate semi-precious gemstones.
Metal: Solid copper metal with a patina finish polished to reveal the warm coppery tones beneath. The copper has been sealed with a tough clear gloss finish to retain the glossy lustre highlights.
Hang: Looped metal flex wire.
Approx Height: 23cm / 9 inches.
Feather Meaning: 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.
Stone 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.
After Care: Please note I am a delicate ornament, the copper is work-hardened, however if you sit on me or handle me roughly I will get squashed. This is not a toy.