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Tiny chickadees have the amazing ability to lower their body temperature to withstand and adapt to even the coldest of conditions, making them a powerful symbol of dignified strength and resilience in the face of hardship.

Handmade in my Ohio studio, I sculpted this tiny chickadee in wax and cast it in sterling silver. I soldered it to a tiny silver Maple twig which I cast from one that I collected while walking through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The tiny bird is less than 1/4" tall, and the twig is about 1" wide. It is suspended froma 18" solid silverrolo chain with an additional extension chain that will add up to 2 more inches to the length. It is finished with a handmade artisan "S" hook clasp and buffed to an elegant satin sheen.

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Proud to see my “Fluke’s Road’ and ‘Inheritance’ enameled pieces featured in the Winter issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry. . . . .

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