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Amber of The Scots Pine (Ogham letter “Ailm”)

Amber resin from the Scots Pine Tree

The Scots Pine within the Ogham Alphabet The Ogham alphabet, rooted in Celtic tradition, comprises twenty characters, each named after a tree or plant native to the British Isles. “Ailm,” is the 16th letter of the Ogham alphabet and is associated with the Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), and it holds significant meaning within Druidic lore. […]

How do we make acorn pendants?

Joanne Hedger how we make pendants by hand - jewellery making

Pendant Mold Production First we make the molds – which we do from actual acorns collected from our woodland in Sussex. Each mold is typically good for making 10-15 pendants, after which time it develops small defects and so a new one must be made. Once we have a set of molds ready, we can […]

How can epoxy resin be classed as eco-friendly?

Joanne Hedger making Jewellery

Harmonite pendants are naturally sourced materials set in resin and strung inside real acorn caps on waxed-cotton cord, but how eco-friendly really is man-made epoxy resin?  I get asked this question all the time and I used to find it hard to answer, especially given the fact that epoxy resin is essentially a type of […]

Sourcing Natural Materials

Sourcing natural materials from nature and the woods

It’s cold and cloudy, and the damp floor is already starting to invade my waterproof trousers as I lie on the woodland floor armed with a pair of scissors and a Tupperware lunchbox. I’ve been here an hour already, yet the container is only a third full of what look like miniature Christmas trees. But […]

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