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Hand-painted Scottish thistle slate necklace. Slate pendant. Slate and sea glass necklace. Unique Scottish gift.

Hand-painted Scottish thistle slate necklace. Slate pendant. Slate and sea glass necklace. Unique Scottish gift.

Regular price £39.50 GBP
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This hand-painted necklace was made from slate stones washed ashore of Isle of Easdale in the North of Scotland. Each necklace is unique and hand-painted individually with love.

Length of the silver plated chain: 45 cm ( 17.7 inch ).
The total length of the necklace: 48cm ( 18.8 inch ) with an additional 4.5 cm ( 1.7 inch ) of extension.
Pendant (heart ) height: 3 cm ( 1.1 inch ).
Pendant width: 3 cm ( 1.1 inch ).

The Story of the slate stones washed ashore at Isle of Easdale, Scotland.
The Isle of Easdale has predominantly been filled with slate mining villages in the 19th century. Gunpowder was used to blast the slate pits and by 1880 the main pit was over 75m deep and nearly 250 feet under sea level with only very thin walls to keep the sea out. In late 1881 a violent storm raged on which resulted in the mines getting flooded; luckily the pits of Isle of Easdale were unmanned at the time, but over 240 families have lost their only means of support and severe poverty ensued in the area. After the tragedy, little bits of slate have been washing ashore locally ever since. This necklace is made from one of those stones.

If you are interested in other shapes and sizes, feel free to take a look at our other items for different colours and shapes.

* Each necklace is uniquely handmade.

* Will arrive in a gift box/bag.

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