Swallows are associated with the arrival of summer in the UK as they migrate back when the weather starts to warm, and are a familiar sight as they sweep through the sky in arcs searching for flies. They are seen as auspicious if they build a nest on your house.
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: Agate and Czech glass.
Metal: Solid copper wire 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: Metal flex wire – with a swivel barrel to allow the design to rotate 360 degrees with movement.
Approx Measurement Wing Tip to Wing Tip: 18cm / 7 inches.
N.B.: Please note I am a delicate little birdie, the copper is work-hardened, however if you sit on me or handle me roughly I will get squashed.