The rectangular shape of the Margaret pendant is crafted in sterling silver. The solid shape is cut and filed to reveal two levels which are mirrored, with contrasting finishes, on the front and back of the pendant offering two different options for the wearer, one with more polished area and the other with more of the matte area showing. Hanging perfectly centered on a fine 18" anchor chain, a custom made clasp with the stamped Names logo completes the necklace. The Margaret Pendant is also available in hard wearing 18ct gold plating. Each piece of jewellery within our Homespun collection is named after a woman who was involved in The Country Shop:
The Country Shop was born out of Muriel Gahan’s ambition to sustain the traditional crafts of Ireland, homespun fabrics in particular. Before opening the shop, Muriel went in search of the finest spinners and weavers around the country. Margaret Murray was one of these spinners. She was washing wool in a mountain stream when Muriel and her sister Grania finally tracked her down in Newport Co. Mayo. A technique favoured by Margaret was dying wool with moss in a black pot on the turf fire. There is a piece of Margaret's indigo and white homespun with a crottle fleck in the National Museum’s Folklife collection (presented by Muriel Gahan in 1951)
-The above information was attained from Geraldine Mitchell's book on the life and work of Muriel Gahan 'Deeds not Words'
The Margaret pendant measures approx 17mm in width x 11mm in height x 6mm in depth.