A stunning piece for the person in your life who loves a good story! Does this old cure actually work? Wouldn't it be great if it did?!
The story card accompanying this 'Arthritis' pendant reads:
'It was believed that rubbing frogspawn onto an arthritic joint, would ease the pain. The pendant depicts a swollen joint, seen here in the linear section of silver. The spawn is replicated using oxidised tubing, shown here as black dots. Threes and nines were lucky numbers in Irish culture which is conveyed in the amount of spawn being rubbed onto the joint'.
Materials: Sterling Silver, Sterling silver snake chain
Thinking and Process: The Arthritis piece has been hand-crafted using square silver wire, manipulated into a curve to indicate the joint. The 'spawn' has been created using traditional jewellery making techniques, piercing segments from silver tubing, soldering them together and oxidising them to make them look like the tiny dots of black, seen in frog spawn.
Dimensions: Silver snake chain 1.9mm x 18", Pendant 59mm x 8mm