English Folk-lore has many tales of Magpies acting as cheeky, thieving, feathered rascals who fly off with prized, sentimental, items of jewellery. By turning the bones of Magpies into jewellery my collections subvert these folk-lore’s by making the Magpies into the jewellery that they would make their loot!
My Rose Gold Vermeil Magpie Bones are cast from actual Magpie bones. I find Magpies endlessly fascinating. Magpies don’t live by the same Darwinian rules as other Corvids, they lead rich & complex lives. One of the most remarkable things that has been discovered about Magpies is that they are the only non-mammal that demonstrate mirror self-recognition! I marvel at their beauty and at their brains and this has inspired my collection.