Robin and Staghorn Necklace
Sumac berries may not be what we think of when we think of plump juicy berries, but they are a very important food source for many animals in the late winter and early spring. Ruffed grouse and wild turkeys rely on sumac fruit as a source of food throughout the winter, and bluebirds, robins, cardinals, mockingbirds and starlings are frequent visitors to staghorn sumac shrubs this time of year. A life saving plant for many of our native wild animals. This little robin probably isn't terribly excited about them, but she has found herself a nice clump of food here and counts herself lucky.
Each tiny silver berry was fused in clusters to be able to make a staghorn sumac branch for the robin. She was made from multiple layers of recycled sterling silver so that her wings, tail feathers, and sweet facial features could be carved away giving her a personality. Standing atop the sumac berries, she chooses her favorite. They are both surrounded by an intricately patterned frame making it seems as they are a photograph frozen in time. A hand pieced necklace chain was made to be about 18 inches long. There is a large handmade S clasp that hooks onto a heart at the other end of the necklace to keep it safely closed. Because of the way the necklace is made, if you would like to wear your necklace a bit shorter, you can hook the S clasp in a different spot to make it shorter.
A sky blue larimar gemstone was chosen to compliment this scene because the coloration is much like that of the blue of robin's eggs. The perfect stone for this necklace!
This one of a kind necklace will be packaged up and mailed off to you within 3-5 business days.