This pendant honours the life-giving Deer Mother, who was venerated by ancient cultures in the far north. In these cultures, deers were depended on for survival, and were symbols of fertility, motherhood and the rebirth of the sun. Ancient folk tales tell of a horned goddess who’s antlers were frequently depicted as the tree of life, carrying birds, the sun, moon and stars. Across the northern world, it was this Deer Mother who took flight from the dark of the old year to bring light and life to the new.
The deer horns in this pendant are roots of sea weed plants, and the crescent moon is a eucalyptus leaf. It features two beautiful labradorite crystals, and the entire piece is electroformed with copper.
The pendant hangs on a 45cm faux suede cord, with an additional 6cm of chain to adjust the length.
If you’d like to learn more about the process of electroforming, check out my instagram @wild.incantations for a demonstration video!