'Windswept Fairy Tree'
Folklore and storytelling have strong roots in Ireland and no less so in the Glens of Antrim. Traditionally farmers in the area would avoid felling lone hawthorn trees in the middle of their fields, for fear that the Fairy Folk who inhabit the hawthorn would play mischief on them. To this day singular and hedges of hawthorn can be found all over the Antrim Hills, often twisted and bent double from the persistent off-shore Atlantic winds.
This beautiful oval brooch featuring a single hawthorn with hedge hawthorn in the distance, handcrafted in our Glenarm workshop with contrasting polished, satin, stippled and oxidised finishes, highlighted with an 18ct gold sun detail.
Dimensions - approximately 55mm x 35mm