:: Large Circle of Iron ::
What we choose to encircle, protect and enfold. For those who seek a strong grounded way to root in and connect with strength and fierce grace. A folkloric traditional amulet, hand forged in iron and hammered on both steel and Pacific ocean beach rock. Strength, pliancy and protection. Soldered shut in Sterling Silver, and notched four times for the four directions. Suspended on your choice of soft deerskin suede lacing, vegan black satin cording, or thick cream colored latigo leather lacing.
I love the alchemy of working in metal, shaping, cutting, hammering, sawing, sanding and filing. I put my metal pieces through a process (and not an easy one)...trials. I seek to strengthen in, work harden and temper it, it grows more beautiful that way. There are marks on these surfaces, growth notches, indentations from Pacific ocean rock, old hammers, antique stakes, these are not pristine surfaces. Shaped by hand and warmed in the sun outside my Grey Havens studio, absorbing and feeling mist, and fog and rain. Handled respectfully, I've run my fingers over these surfaces again and again. They are storytellers, full of life and textures, tangible warmth, and subtle gradients of color that makes one have to pause and look closer.
Fabricated entirely by hand from scratch, and built to last for the next seven generations and beyond. Over time the iron may change color and age becoming seasoned with your own personal chemistry. Currently oiled to protect its oxidized finish and sealed with microcrystalline wax. This Iron circle is large at over 50mm, and the cording is 30 inches so you can knot this amulet high or low.
Please note that this listing for one Circle of Iron amulet only, photos of groupings are to show different lacing and layering options. Also this amulet is handmade to order just for you. Please visit my policy section for more information on creation and turnaround times.
** A smaller version of this amulet can be found here:
*** Carrie-Anne Moss is seen wearing the Large Iron Circle on brown deerskin leather layered with the Wildthorne 'Rooting In' and 'Creative Dance' necklaces in the cover photograph. Photo by Carrie-Anne Moss, please visit: http://annapurnaliving.com to view more.
Care Instructions: This pendant can be gently wiped down with a soft cloth and blotted dry to preserve its oxidized finish. Please note that Iron can rust when exposed to moisture and water, so please dry this piece when it is wet. If rust does occur over age and time you may gently scrub the surface with steel wool to remove it, and reseal it with beeswax. When not being worn I also recommend that you store this necklace in its original box that it was sent in, or a soft black cloth bag to keep out interference from unwanted energies. I recommend that this pendant be charged once a month in full moonlight to re-energize and absorb the light and illumination from the moon.
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