Dorset Hag Stone wire-wrapped pendant


Genuine Dorset beach pebble with a natural hole, carefully hand wrapped in copper wire.

I collected this earthy brown flint pebble while beachcombing at Lyme Regis, UK, before wrapping it with hand-oxidised copper wire. The wire is threaded through the hole so that the stone is able to move slightly in the setting.

The hole through the pebble may have been worn by the sea, or left by a fossil sponge which has eroded away. These stones are often called hag stones or adder stones, and there are many legends about how they were formed.

The piece is wrapped in aged copper wire, which is a bare copper which I have oxidised (tarnished) and then lightly polished to an antique shine. The pendant is then buffed with a protective wax to preserve the finish.

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