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This tiny, wearable book features a design that is both mythical and nautical. A dolphin swims around a Celtic harp. Both are set with turquoise cabochons which seem to glow from within like sunlit beach glass. The necklace hangs on a vintage steel chain.

But there's more. Open the book and there's a story Inside for you to read. The story is called Sea Tea. It's about an encounter between a fisherman and a mermaid, and a favor repaid in a strange and magical way. I first performed it at Brother Blue's Storytelling Coffeehouse in Harvard Square. The audience enjoyed it, and I hope you will too.

The book is made of steel with a silver/ox finish. The other metal elements are brass with a silver/ox finish. The stones set into the dolphin and harp are a 5mm frosted glass cabochon. The frame is lined with handmade paper. The story inside is printed on linen paper. The chain is steel with a nickel-free silver oxide plate. It hangs 22". All metal parts are drilled through and riveted together.

One day a fisherman was pulling in his nets when up came a mermaid. Her hair was tangled in the twine and she was just finishing off the last of his catch.
He hauled her aboard, no easy task. Like all true mermaids she was as healthy and plump as any deep sea creature with a long split tail heavily encrusted with corals, barnacles, and rough gold coins from ancient shipwrecks stamped with the proud profiles of kings and princes and even one of a young boy, an orphan king, but with that same fierce proud look. And on the oldest coins all, stamped by some lost art onto lumps of star metal that had fallen to earth, the images of queens and priestesses, wolves and snakes.
She lay on his deck in a terrible seaweed tangle, picking her pointy teeth with a moon-white fish bone.

Celtic Harp and Dolphin-miniature book necklace with mermaid story inside


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: steel, brass, paper, glass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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