the athame- earrings
the athame is inspired by the four of swords.
this dagger is hand forged and fabricated from hilt to tip from sterling silver and hand carved ebony. a cabochon of labradorite is set in the hilt. every part is handmade and bears marks of that process.
ebony is a rare hardwood, it is viewed as a protective, powerful wood and encompasses symbols of purity, balance, and luck.
labradorite is a canadian stone with ties to inuit lore, the stone holds the frozen fire of the aurora borealis giving us a look into unseen realms.
the matched daggers have a fixed style hook earring and will come with silicone stoppers to be put on the posts while being worn for peace of mind.
the wood hilt is finished with locally sourced beeswax wood polish then fixed in place with jeweller's epoxy.
the daggers should never come into contact with water. these pieces are delicate in nature and should not be crushed or treated in a rough way. try to avoid handling them by the wooden parts to ensure the epoxy is left undisturbed, ensuring a long life.
swords should also never be left in the sun to avoid bleaching the natural wood.
sterling silver will tarnish over time. this piece should not be dipped in silver polish of any kind. a silver polishing cloth can gently remove any tarnish on the silver components.
each dagger is 6cm long, including the hook.
this article of adornment should never be used as a weapon or to promote violence.