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First look new Claire English jewellery

Here's my new Fledgling Swag necklace charm. This tiny magpie skull has an 8mm smokey quartz jewel securely pinned in its miniature beak.

Magpies are dear to me because they are captivating & misunderstood. They can be observed engaging in elaborate social rituals, possibly including the expression of grief. They have also demonstrated mirror self-recognition, the only non-mammal known to possess this capability! Amazingly their total brain to body ratio is only slightly lower than in humans.

This and other new jewellery of mine, inspired by things that begin with an M - such as mice and matchsticks, will be shown for the first time at Treasure part of London Jewellery Week next weekend                   CX                                                                        

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