Being firmly rooted and resilient is necessary for this time in which we live.
I love how the evergreen trees show us the way to bend and not break.
I grew up on the shores of Lake Superior where the mood of the lake and the changing of the seasons governed our lives. The deciduous trees with their cycle of bud, abundance, beauty, letting go and laying fallow accompanied my childhood. By late autumn every year I found the landscape and its seeming emptiness to be difficult and draining. Reflecting back, I don't know why the evergreen trees and their constant contribution of colour didn't have an impact on me. Recently I have realized what a gift these magnificent evergreen giants are in the winter landscape for my inner life. It is as if I have woken up to their ongoing presence and realized that the winter is far from empty - it is not bare. Evergreen trees have been teaching me the importance of endurance. I am learning that life needs some aspect of stability - of being firmly rooted.
What wisdom do you see in the evergreen?
May this necklace remind you that what keeps you rooted is what makes you resilient.
The creation of this necklace began with a sketch of an evergreen tree, which I then cut out of sterling silver with a jewellers saw in my studio.
The tree is growing from a green cabochon stone called malachite. It is 6mm in diameter.
The necklace is made fully of quality sterling silver. The necklace is 21 inches long - and can be up to two inches longer with extra links included at the back. The necklace closes with a handmade hook clasp. The end of the chain also features a tag with my RM initial stamp.