One of our most familiar birds, found in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, this swallow seems to have adopted humans as neighbors, typically placing its nest in barns or garages, or under bridges or wharves; indeed, it is now rare to find a Barn Swallow nest in a site that is not manmade. Enjoy our graceful little neighbour with this sterling silver pendant with a hand cut Barn Swallow in flight silhouette with a tiny addition to its nest in its beak. The pendant has a brushed finish and an interior that is oxidized for contrast.
Pendant is 1 1/4" and is suspended from a 17" sterling silver snake chain.
The Artist/Designer: Miranda Britton is an artist and jeweller with a BFA in visual art from Simon Fraser University (British Columbia), and training in jewellery making from the Haliburton School of the Arts in Ontario. Miranda’s lifelong fascination with personal adornment and her artistic talent has inspired her to develop a distinctive aesthetic, creating thoughtful and intimate works of art for the body that are inspired by the objects and shapes that she encounters in her daily life. She works primarily with precious metals, however, she sees beauty in even the simplest things. “I find the stories told by a discarded photograph, an old piano key or a hand-picked beach stone just as precious as any gemstone and I often incorporate these objects into my jewellery”.