Cedar reminds me of playing in the forest as a child. I remember my brothers building a tree house in a sturdy cedar. Cedar is also one of the medicines of indigenous people on Turtle Island (North America). In the barren winter they would boil cedar to make a nutritious tea - giving them the vitamin C that was needed to survive.
May this necklace remind you of all the things you need to stay healthy in body, mind and soul - the playfulness of a child in the forest and the wisdom of the elders.
This necklace is hand fabricated with sterling silver. I started by drawing the shape of the cedar branch and then cutting it out of a sheet of sterling silver. The pendant features a 6mm green peridot gemstone that I set in a bezel setting.
The necklace fastens at the back with a handmade hook clasp and includes my initial tag. The chain is 18 inches long and can be up to 20 inches.
The silver is oxidized to add depth and dimension.