Rara avis is Latin for 'rare bird' and the phrase is used to mean a rarity. The collection is inspired by the natural history of imaginary lands.
This colourful feather is made from silk dyed with plants, pleated and smocked. It is mottled blue green with hints of brown near the middle.
The pendant hangs on an adjustable chain that closes with a handmade hook clasp. The chain is decorated with a delicate 'cairn' of a pearl and three nuggets of turquoise. All metal is antiqued sterling silver.
Size: the pendant is 6 cm (2 1/4 inches) long and 3 cm (1 1/4 inches) wide. The chain can be closed at 49 and 59 cm (19 and 23 inches).
As with all textiles, storing the necklace out of direct sunlight is recommended to keep it at its best.