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From my small wonder range comes this strange and beautiful miniature terrarium locket. This pendant contains three specimens of real Irish lichens which I gathered in Gougane Barra National Park last summer. Lichens like these grow profusely throughout the ancient, mountainous woodlands that have survived in the South of Ireland since the last ice age almost 10,000 years ago, and some have lived for many hundreds of years.

The three lichen specimens contained in this locket are; Parmotrema Perlatum (Black Edged Leaf Lichen), Evernia Prunastri (Common Oak Moss) and Usnea Subfloridana (Old Mans Beard). This curious little piece is a beautiful keepsake for any nature lover, a secret window into the woods you can keep close to your heart wherever you go.

This collection was inspired by notions of dusty old curiosity cabinets, strange things found in natural history museums and the smallest, often unnoticed creatures of the natural world.

The locket, made from glass and bronze, measures just under 40mm across. I have glued the door shut to safely preserve the specimens enclosed inside. The chain is 28 inches long, if you'd prefer a different length just leave a note in the 'message to seller' box at checkout.

This piece was made with natural materials, so please take care to keep it dry and to store it safely away from direct sunlight.

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* While every care has been taken to ensure the longevity of this piece, do try to keep it away from water.

♥ About Ruby Robin ♥

Ruby Robin specializes in unique, keepsake jewellery for the modern day romantic. All the designs were imagined and made by Irish designer Khrystyna Marriott.

The pieces at Ruby Robin are designed to allow the quiet beauty of nature to shine, to stir the imagination, inspire wonder and encapsulate a microcosm of long forgotten memories. I make my jewellery using a range of strange and beautiful curiosities, found in the woods and on the mountain sides, on the windswept beaches and wild meadows.

'The mountains are calling and I must go.'
- John Muir

Irish lichen necklace , terrarium locket pendant , living locket , real plant specimen , Irish moss terrarium , nature inspired #C6

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  • Handmade item
  • Length: 28 inches
  • Materials: glass, miniature terrarium, bronze, dried lichen
  • Ships worldwide from Ireland
  • Feedback: 1979 reviews
  • Favorited by: 5365 people