The Spring Owls Necklace - Chrysoprase
The Spring Owls Necklace - Chrysoprase

The Spring Owls Necklace - Chrysoprase

Regular price $365.00
In late summer
I feel the chill again
the first marauding
from the high plateau

I can sense the teeth in everything
and claws under rock and ti-tree
biting down

in the dry sand of the creekbed
I find the skeleton of a barn owl
and snap off its skull
with a twist of my thumb and forefinger 

I string it
with a length of fishing-line
and for days
I wear it around my neck
dreaming at night
of the crack of lizard-bones
the death-cries of small marsupials

the hard beak
as I work
knocking against my chest

the great, absent eyes
as I sleep
watching from eucalpyts 
or waiting in dark rafters.
© 2005, David Brooks

Barn owls are committed lovers.

Pairs of male and female barn owls often mate for life. They regularly use the same nest site every year and have elaborate courtship rituals—such as courtship flights, calls, and offerings of food—to reestablish their pair bond every spring.

Totally handmade, every tiny detail, every bit made with love! Every owl I create has her own character and soul.
Beautiful Australian Chrysoprase from my private collection.
Dimensional handmade Owls and hand pierced floral scenery.
Detailed butterfly.
One of a kind.

Sterling rollo chain 18"