This necklace is dedicated to the Celtic Goddess the Morrigan. The pendant is made from high quality Irish oak bog wood (more information below) and I burned then painted a Morrigan sigil that is for protection and guidance of the Goddess. The bog wood has been treated in high grade polyurethane and wrapped with black colored copper wire. The beads I used are black onyx beads from England and handmade vintage “blood” glass beads from Ghana, Africa.
Approximately 22 inches (55.9 cm) long.
This Oak has seasoned for over 7 years prior to being made available.
This Bog Oak is of the highest quality and it has been well seasoned cut to the appropriate sizes and checked to ensure that no cracks are present, black in Color, only the most dense wood has been selected. The Bog Oak that I work with was unearthed in County Roscommon Ireland, an area not far from Rathcroghan the Ancient seat of Queen Medb in Connaught.
Bog Oak Wood is a rare and fascinating material, preserved in the unique conditions of the peat bogs for thousands of years.
Trees that fell into the bogs and lakes of Ireland enjoyed protection from decay due to the anaerobic condition of this environment, and over the centuries went through a chemical process staining the wood to the Black color of today.
The Oak itself dates from between 3000 to 8000 years old.