Samhain Earrings

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About this Piece

Samhain was the time of year when the veils between this world and the Otherworld were believed to be at their thinnest. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes - usually animal heads and skins. The modern day equivalent is Hallowe’en. This design represents the different planes between the spiritual and material world.

This product measures 26mm long and 7mm wide.

About the Maker

Úna O Boyle is a jewelry designer, maker and storyteller who uses her silversmith craft to retell the ancient stories of her Irish and Celtic culture. She is passionate about the mythology and folklore that define her heritage, and after studying anthropology at university is now studying the Irish language too.

Having grown up in Belfast during the turbulent times of the 70s and 80s, Úna often escaped to rural Donegal on Ireland's remote northwest, a rugged area populated with hidden prehistoric megalithic tombs and ancient standing stones. These local relics are enshrouded in legends, from Diarmuid and Grainne’s grave to the 'little people' living under the mountains. Úna continues that tradition by enshrining her jewelry with Celtic and Irish symbolism, ensuring that these ancient stories live on.

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