An exact casting of a tiny common milkweed seed pod, with minute detail of texture on its surface, and an interior golden hollow.
Common milkweed is native to North America and an important species to pollinators. The genus name, Asclepias, commemorates Asklepios, the Greek god of medicine because many plants in the milkweed family have been used for medicinal purposes over time. Milkweed loves sun and does well in areas that have been previously disturbed. It is often seen along roadsides and fence rows as well as in prairies and pastures. Milkweed leaves are the primary food source of monarch caterpillars. Compounds present in milkweed plants, cardiac glycosides, make monarch larvae and adult butterflies toxic to birds and deter predation.
Healing and protection. The sound of humming insects on a summer afternoon.
MATERIALS + DETAILS
seed pod pendant is approximately .79 x .31 inches | 20 x 8 mm
recycled sterling silver, interior hollow of pendant plated in 14k yellow gold
1.5 mm cable chain with lobster clasp
available chain lengths: 32 inches | 81.3 cm
A note about plating: Thicket jewelry is intentionally crafted from solid fine metal for quality and longevity. The only place you will find plating is on interior hollows, like in this piece, that are protected from wear and will stand the test of time.