This is a lovely little vintage bronze Chines Frog that is sitting on a 50 million year old Green River fossil of a fern. It looks as though he is ready to leap over to the Fern(lilly pad) of the fossil. I hammered and folded a bronze leaf for the whole thing to sit on, and I enhanced the pieces with coiled bronze wire and gold seed beads. I can assure you this is a one of a kind piece and you will be sure to get many, many compliments and questions about this little froggy and fossil. The fossil comes from the Green River, one of the best resources for this age of fern fossil. The bronze "leaf shaped" back plate is bronze as well and is hammered and folded.
The pendant including the bail is 3.5" x 2" wide. The leaf on the back is made from hammered bronze sheet metal. It is wrapped with bronze wire and oxidized. The bezel is woven wire. Bronze is quickly becoming my favorite metal because of its earthy look.
Science and Myth
The symbolism of the frog appears in many traditions around the globe. This animal is generally associated with the water element and its cleansing attributes. The frog is symbolic of cleansing, renewal, rebirth, fertility, abundance, transformation, metamorphosis, life mysteries and ancient wisdom. Everytime I see a little green tree frog I know I am going to have major transformation of some sort.
Whether the effects of stones and crystals such as this are real or merely a placebo effect is unknown. All we know for certain is that the use of gemstones in healing goes back centuries. And we know that modern science has discovered some surprising applications for the unique properties of certain crystals as all stones and crystals are made up of the same things that make up our bodies!
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CarolesArt strives to provide the highest quality work at the best possible price. If you are not completely satisfied, I will refund the purchase price within 14 days of the transaction. The item must be returned in the same condition in which it came. Buyer assumes all shipping charges on returns.. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me. Sorry for the high prices on out of the country shipping, but I want to make my work available to anyone who wants to buy it, and that is what it costs to get delivery confirmation for countries outside of the US.
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