We decided to pair up our Arbutus bark imprint with a piece of sea glass that we found from our adventures on Galiano Island. The sea glass makes this necklace a one-of-a-kind piece since we'll never find the exact sea glass again. The colour is unique as is the shape and texture. Here is a bit more information about our Arbutus bark imprint and where it was found.
About the imprint:
The Arbutus Tree sheds its papery bark and grows along the coast of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. They grow on the edge of the land near the ocean in rough and rocky conditions. They twist and turn so they can grow in many directions to reach the sunlight and each tree takes on its own unique shape. Their branches and leaves are tossed by the wild winds of the BC Coast but they stand strong and keep persevering to grow and become magnificent trees. It's for this reason that the Arbutus tree symbolizes strength, beauty and uniqueness.
We found this piece of Arbutus branch washed up and weathered on the beach on Galiano Island during our visit with friends. Its amazing past has left cracks in the branch so we could share the story and beauty with you.
Arbutus Bark bail and sea glass charm is approximately 3.5 cm (top of bail to bottom of charm) x 1.3 cm (widest part)
The chain is Sterling Silver and 60 cm (24") long
Please note - this item is handmade and the measurement may vary slightly.
The charm is Fine Silver (99% Silver), Sterling Silver and Sea Glass
The chain is nickel-free Sterling Silver