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Magpie Swag Jewellery

The great and flashing magpie flies as lovers might ..... Feathered rascals who share our consciousness of being conscious. My Magpie Swag Jewellery celebrates folk lore where magpies fly off grasping stolen jewels. My magical jewellery also celebrates new research into the magpies consciousness, which demonstrates that they share a capacity for memory, appreciation, imagination and emotion with us! 

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New Special Jewellery in Wolf & Badger Boutique!

  Things Beginning with an M ..... My Mice scamper across your wrist or around your neck and peek at you with their gem set eyes, My Magpies grip gem stones in their talons, grasped as though in flight, My Matchsticks sparkle & glisten encrusted with teeny diamonds.  My inspiration for the Things Beginning with an M collection began with Alice in Wonderland ...... "They are drawing everything that begins with an M, such as mouse traps and the moon, and memory and muchness." Door Mouse - telling his story about the girls who live in a treacle well. These & other pieces from my new collection can be found at Wolf & Badger in Notting Hill ....... Wolf &...

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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            ...

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