This pendant contains three specimens of real Irish lichens which I gathered from my local woods. Lichens like these grow profusely throughout the ancient, mountainous woodlands that have survived in the South of Ireland since the last ice age almost 10,000 years ago, and some have lived for many hundreds of years.
The three lichen specimens contained in this locket are; Parmotrema Perlatum (Black Edged Leaf Lichen), Evernia Prunastri (Common Oak Moss) and Usnea Subfloridana (Old Mans Beard). This curious little piece is a beautiful keepsake for any nature lover, a secret window into the woods you can keep close to your heart wherever you go.
The locket, made from glass and bronze, measures just under 40mm across. I have sealed the door shut to safely preserve the specimens enclosed inside.
The chain is made from nickel-free bronze, and can be made in lengths ranging from 20 to 26 inches, so you can choose exactly how you wear it.
This piece was made with natural materials, so please take care to keep it dry and to store it safely away from direct sunlight.'The mountains are calling and I must go.'
- John Muir
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