These naturally fallen and foraged talismans are imbued with Solar energy - They reverberate with the elements of Fire and Earth.
The antlered stag represents wisdom, nobility, protection and has long been tied to the annual death and resurrection of the sun - probably due to their shedding and regrowth...
When you incorporate antlers into your spiritual life, you’re joining a long tradition (at least 10,000 years) of respect and reverence for the creatures that walk this world with us.
Currently I have made two of these, but perhaps I can forage some more at the end of the year. These talismans come encased in 925 sterling silver - Chain or leather can easily be hooped through, they also look great as a keychain. They are roughly 8cm long.
From the AW20 collection Astral Ancestors:
The inspiration for the Astral Ancestors collection is a scent - A perfumed oil that captures the spirit of an imagined journey - From the Earth's Core to Outer Space.
"There was something undefined and complete, existing before Heaven and Earth. How still it was, how formless, standing alone and undergoing no change, reaching everywhere with no danger of being exhausted. It may be regarded as the mother of all things. Truthfully it has no name, but I call it Tao." (Tsu, 1972)
Black pepper and patchouli - The core, snaking up towards the crust and beyond.
Vetiver and frankincense - The earth, caves and fields.
Lavender and neroli - Flora and fauna.
Cedarwood, sandalwood and fir - The trees reaching up.
Geranium - Stratosphere
Birch tar - Moon
Almond - Saturn's moon
Raspberry - Outer space.