Wattle Song – Pendant
This limited edition botanically inspired pendant features an intricate hand-sawn silhouette of blossoming Golden Wattle soldered to an oval silver frame. I have always loved wattles, in Mt Rowan my mother planted many. There is nothing quite like the flourish of yellow standing out when these trees are in blossom. They are a wonderful source of food for our native wildlife too. The golden wattle has been formally adopted as the floral emblem of Australia and the 1st of September has formally been declared ‘National Wattle Day’ ,
This piece was incredibly enjoyable to create, and very time consuming. Drilling, Layering, hand-stamping, sawing, texturing, soldering, and polishing are just some of the steps taken to bring it to life. Each process done with care and accuracy to create a piece that will last a lifetime.
Created in recycled sterling silver, this precious metal has been oxidised (blackened) and then lightly polished but left with a satin shine.
Dimensions – This rectangular shaped pendant measures approximately 36mm high X 20mm wide (at its highest and widest points) Created entirely from reclaimed and recycled Sterling Silver, The Gauge (thickness) of the silver is 1mm making the piece strong and durable.
Made with lots of love, care, heart and soul.
This pendant is ‘ready to go’ so please enjoy prompt shipping! This piece is part of a limited edition series where I have duplicated this design. Each will be slightly different, but all to a high standard.
RGSilver Products always come packaged which is also perfect for gift giving.
This pendant comes with a fine, excellent quality sterling silver chain. (you have a choice of lengths- see images below for an idea of where each chain length will sit)
My Makers Mark and a Sterling Silver 925 Hallmark are on the reverse of this pendant.
The silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) also called Muyan, this wattle, likes living near river banks. One Melbourne Aboriginal community, the Wurundjeri people hold great symbolism for the muyan – the wattle. As for two centuries now it is known that their greatest Elders have all ‘passed over’ when the wattle blooms. It also means eel season. In Aboriginal culture, plants are not just utilised as food, medicine or implements. The seasonal changes in a plant’s development are read as indicators. When the wattle flowers fall it is time to fish for eels. Wattle blossoms will coat the slow moving Yarra at this time. Eels feed on a particular grub that lives in the wattle flowers. This feeding is part of the eels preparing for the autumn migrations, and a good time to catch a well fed eel! The muyan is also used to symbolise Elders. It is a plant where every part is used – blossoms, gum, seed, bark and wood. It keeps the community strong, alive and healthy just as the Elders with their wisdom and experience.
excerpt taken from worldwidewattle.com Wurrundjeri Wattles