The tree of life appears in Norse religion as Yggdrasil, the world tree, which is a massive tree (possibly a yew or ash) and has extensive lore surrounding it. Trees hold a singular role in Germanic paganism and Germanic mythology, both as individuals (sacred trees) and in groups (sacred groves). Scholars consider that reverence for and rites performed at individual trees are derived from the mythological role of the world tree, Yggdrasil. After Christianization, trees continue to play a significant role in the folk beliefs of the Germanic peoples. Look at your Christmas tree and wonder from where the idea came.
This tree-shaped pendant holds a bezel set 6mm Stone of your choice from the options available. The stone represents the Moon rising over the horizon through the world tree. You can also choose to opt for no stone setting.
Each of these pendants are created by carving a unique wax model which is then cast in Sterling Silver or using the lost wax casting method. The stone setting and bail are fabricated by hand and different metal components fitted together and soldered in place. After the stone is set the piece is finished by hand. After all finishing work is completed it is coated in a layer of black patina to emphasize the recessed portions of the design then the raised portions are brought back to a high polish in contrast. All of the work from the wax model to the casting and finishing is performed by me in house at the Drakenforge studio.
Don't see a stone which speaks to you or you prefer a different metals in fabrication? Contact me with your customization ideas! I am more than willing to produce exactly what you want, usually for no more labor than the original piece. I welcome ideas and suggestions so even if you are not sure you are likely to purchase, feel free to ask for a custom quote for your ideas.
This pendant is shipped to you in a gift box. A free polishing cloth, and care instructions are included with every order. I also sell an assortment of chains and leather band or braided necklaces. If you purchase this item in combination with a chain/necklace I will be happy to package them together for you convenience.
Leather band necklaces:https://www.etsy.com/listing/839095526/black-leather-2mm-plain-cord-necklace-or?ref=shop_home_active_4&frs=1&sca=1
Customizable length Sterling Chain:https://www.etsy.com/listing/818974153/sterling-silver-32mm-rolo-chain-18in?ref=shop_home_active_29&frs=1
Note for customers outside the United States
Recently there have been shipping delays for international orders. If at checkout you choose First Class International Package Service it may take up to 2 months for you to receive your order. The other international shipping options do not seem to be as delayed.