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, grey agate and Czech glass.
Metal: Solid copper metal with a patina finish polished to reveal the warm coppery tones beneath. The copper has been hand-painted with a gloss varnish to retain the shine.
Hang: Looped metal flex wire.
Approx Height: 22cm / 8.6 inches.
White Swan Symbolism: The pagan goddess Brigid is honoured at Imbolic on the 1-2 February. The swan is a symbol of Brigid, as the swan mates for life, representing fidelity and loyalty. Swan feathers are seen as a powerful amulet.
Feather Meaning: The white swan bird symbolises balance, intuition, purity, loyalty, beauty and grace. In some cultures gods have been seen to turn into white swans and are considered magical and sacred creatures. In general finding white feathers in your path is associated with the presence of loved ones who have passed over.
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.