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Sunna and Ur. Yorkshire Bluestone and Baltic Amber Pendant in Copper.

This wire wrapped pendant combines an mysterious slag stone in a lovely shade of blue with a small nugget of glittering Baltic amber.  This stone was found on the forlorn beaches of the North Yorkshire coast which were once home to Victorian industrial ventures.  Millennia of fragments wash up on these shores, honed and softened by countless tides.  A beautiful stone can be found there-- what I call bluestone-- which is not a stone at all but slag that has been pounded by surf. Slag is a glass-like by product from smelting ore.  The bluer the stone may signify the slag is actually Bronze age, but no one can be sure.  We have tumbled this for weeks, making it smooth and bringing out its moody hues.  I have paired it with a sunny nugget of Baltic amber-- the pairing represents the sun peeking out of storm clouds.  All hang from brass plated copper with a hand forged copper clasp in my Bird Mother shape, inspired by ancient bird goddess iconography. Necklace measures 19". 

I have named this necklace after the Norse sun goddess Sunna and the rune Ur, which, according to the mysterious Old Norwegian rune poem, is the rune of dross or slag.


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