Lichen Necklace // Old Man's Beard in a Bottle
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This pendant is a forest lover’s dream.
I respectfully foraged these delicate pinecones, snail shells (found on the forest floor vacant of any living beings), and Old Man’s Beard (Usnea lichen) on one of my hikes I the Tongass National Forest near my home in Juneau, Alaska.
After drying them out, I carefully placed the lichen in a glass vial, adorned the top with the shells and pine cone, then used the magic of copper electroforming to create these little pieces of Alaska you can wear around your neck.
I LOVE Old Man’s Beard. It’s a type of greenish yellow colored lichen than grows in old growth forests on the branches of coniferous trees. This type of lichen (Usnea) signifies purity as it only grows in areas with very minimal pollution. It has also been used for centuries to create medicinal tinctures for a variety of ailments.
**This listing is for ONE necklace. Please select your pendant of choice in drop down menu (pine cone or snail shell)**
These pendant comes on an 18” copper chain. See last photos for size reference.
Copper is an excellent conductor of energy, from electricity to the mystical subtle energies emanating from higher planes. Copper is said to enhance and transmit thoughts, even over long distances. Copper also enhance the properties of the other crystals around it, so using copper in conjunction with other stones is highly beneficial to the wearer.
Electroforming is a very time intensive process that produces unique results with each piece having it’s own beautiful characteristics. Each piece takes 24-48 hours just to create the copper plating, and days of prep work before and after receiving that beautiful copper energy. Lots of love and attention goes into each of my copper electroformed pieces, and I hope you enjoy them!
*This item will be packaged in a gift box ready for gift giving and shipped in a USPS bubble mailer!*
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