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Japanese Maple necklace (pendant)

Robyn Nichols

Regular price $ 1,300.00
Regular price Sale price $ 1,300.00
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As a child growing up in the Midwest I took solace in a neighbor’s yard under the canopy of a rather anomalous tree with beautiful lacy purplish red leaves. Later, I learned it was a Japanese Maple which explained its bark scars that looked like slanted eyes kindly watching over me. I spent seasons getting to know this tree. Each spring tiny pointed leaves appeared and within days I could almost watch them emerge into lushness. The tree would send out slender stalks of flowers that soon transformed into winged green with tinged red seeds that I would string together and wear around my neck. I relished this intimacy, just me and the ever-changing life of this tree. 

This tree was strikingly beautiful in form and color. I knew others passing by noticed its beauty but I was not seen beneath its graceful limbs. Every fall the purplish leaves turned bright red and almost on cue, drop-off within three days, covering the ground in a carpet of red. The naked tree stood majestic against the snow as I longed for spring to return.

Every spring I planted my seed necklaces in my garden hoping for symbols of elegance, beauty and grace with beginnings of great blessings and peaceful retreat.

Materials: Argentium sterling silver

Dimensions (all sizes approximate):
4 in. (length) x 3 in. (width)

Please allow 7-10 business days for production as each piece is handmade to order.

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