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Robin McGauley

Circle of Bee-longing Necklace

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$500.00 CAD
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$500.00 CAD

Belonging is a basic human need. 
I loved working with the image of the bee and exploring its relationships to flowers and honeycomb - nourishment and home. 
This is the bee's circle of belonging. 

The wearer of this necklace is invited to embody the following blessing as a gift to the world: 

A Blessing for Belonging: 

When absence becomes your companion
and the feeling that something is missing
demands your care and devotion
let yourself befriend your longing
and respond to its voice leading you home to belonging.

Nurture your courage
and expand your capacity
to share your true self generously.

Trust that you can be understood deeply
by those who take the time to listen.

Develop a practice of cherishing others.
Ask them about their dreams.
Invite them to share their joys.
Make a space for their longing to be heard.
The practice starts by doing this for yourself.

Always locate your need for nourishment
from earthy and wholesome sources.

Rest after being with others.

May you always grow in your ability to bless yourself.

- Robin McGauley

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Every detail of this one of a kind necklace is handcrafted.
It features a small sculptural bee and a flower that I hand-fabricated in sterling silver. 

The cabochon at the top is a rose cut silky sapphire. It is set in fine silver. 
The stone with the spiral is an Ammonite Negative. 
This one is a pleuroceras species that's 175 million years old from land known today as Germany. It measures 1.9cm long x 1.5cm wide. 

The stones are set in fine silver. The back of the pendant is also fine silver. The rest of the details are sterling silver. 

The pendant measures 4.9cm wide and 6.3cm long - measured from the top of the bail.   

The chain is also completely handmade. I created each link in sterling silver and soldered each one shut. The chain measures 18 inches long. 

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10% of the sale of this brooch will be donated to Reception House in Kitchener, Ontario. It is a non-profit organization that works with refugees to ensure that they know they belong as they make a new home in Canada.