Item: 1005A

$85.00 $67.00

Owl Spirit Pin/Brooch

Silver Jewelry, 2" x 1 1/2"

The ancient Celts revered the owl for wisdom and as a protector spirit. This owl, however, is up to something else, note how the mice legions dutifully march on his wing. The circles on the top wing symbolize both the moon and its phases as well as the owl's signature call. His somewhat comical expression suggests that all insight requires a touch of humor.

Owls evoke a calm stillness yet they always seem poised for flight, even when their eyes are closed. One of my favorite past times is birding. This winter I was in Arizona and one morning, venturing outside early in the day, there was a great horned owl sitting on the roof next door. It was swiveling his head from one side to the other til I thought it would surly fall off. When it finally took off I didn't hear a sound. Their feathers are designed in a special way to muffle their flight, making them the quietest of winged predators.

I designed these animal spirit pieces to honor the creatures that inhabit my adopted state, Alaska. The animals that call Alaska home have to endure all the seasonal changes from the sub-zero temperatures of our winters to the frenetic activity of our 24hr summer days.

I love to design.  Wherever I walk, I am always looking for ways to capture the natural world in a piece of jewelry.  I owe my talent as an artist to my maternal grandfather, Erland Waastrom, a Swede who immigrated to this country in the early 20th century. My grandfather was a visual artist. He painted versions of old masters in oils and even recreated the Mona Lisa in pastels! He was also a sculptor and worked in various mediums, including metal and wood.  One time he carved a tree root, capturing the image of an embracing couple beneath a grape arbor.  I believe that I have carried his love of art and creativity forward through my design work.

-Complimentary earrings and pendants
-All our pins/brooches are supplied with a safety sleeve, your insurance policy for securing your pin.
-Change this pin into a pendant with a Large Horizontal Pin Converter
-Our Animal Spirit series has two additional cards enclosed in the packaging which explains the symbols and artwork for each design.

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