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Robin McGauley

Flying Home Necklace

Regular price
$425.00 CAD
Regular price
Sale price
$425.00 CAD

This necklace is part of my 'Belonging' collection. 

Home is an extension of our need for belonging. 
Home is a place where we truly belong. 
We can find home within ourselves and know that we belong within the safety of our inner life of soul. 
Belonging is a basic human need.  

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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This necklace is completely handcrafted.
It features a small sculptural bee that I hand-fabricated in sterling silver. 

The yellow cabochon stone is a high quality rose cut citrine. It measures 7mm in diameter. 

The stone with the spiral is what's called an 'Ammonite Negative'. 
This one is a pleuroceras species that's 175 million years old from land known today as Germany. It measures 2.5cm long x 1.9cm wide. 

The stones are set in fine silver. 

The whole pendant measures 3.8cm wide and 6.2cm long. 

I also handcrafted the chain out of sterling silver. I made each link and soldered every jump ring shut.
The chain measures 19 inches long and closes with a handmade hook clasp.  
The chain has been darkened with a patina called 'liver of sulfur'. 

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10% of the sale of this necklace 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.