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Rose Window Necklace - Earthquake Commemorative Jewellery

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This brand NEW Rose Window necklace by Mudbird is part of the Emerge range, which was born in response to the Christchurch Earthquakes. But it's not just any old necklace, it has been made with Liquefaction silt and clay, a technique known to Mudbird - The home of liquefaction silt ceramics.

It measures approx 2.2 cm round. It is an original Mudbird designed stamp based on the Famous Christchurch Catherdral Rose Window, which sadly has been destroyed from the Earthquakes. The front and sides are glazed with a glossy clear crackle glaze and the back is unglazed to retain the natural smooth elements of the silt and clay.

It is attached to a vintage brass ball chain with matching clasp. The chain measures 75 cm long and is easily cut to length.

Read more about the Emerge range below:

Liquefaction (pronounced “lick-wi-fack-shin”) happens during earthquakes. The ground shaking that occurs during an earthquake can cause some soils to liquefy. This means that during an earthquake these soils will behave more like a liquid than a solid…

The Emerge range has been made in commemoration of the earthquakes that struck Christchurch from September 2010 to December 2011 and the damage that they caused.

The process of Liquefaction happened throughout the city, causing so much destruction. This silty soil has ruined thousands of homes and many suburbs of Christchurch have been lost to land damage, and residents have been forced to leave their homes and move elsewhere.

Like many, this silt also affected my property 3 times and I decided to do something positive with this substance that has caused so much damage and so much loss. My main motivations with the Emerge range are to create beauty from disaster, and to help the present and future of our city. 30% of the proceeds of each purchase go to one of 3 appeals: Adopt a Christchurch Family, The Christchurch Earthquake appeal or the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake appeal. You can select which is closer to your heart when you make a purchase - helping the future of Christchurch with the rebuild or helping families in need now.

To create each piece, I marble and mix the silt into white clay. The shape is then hand cut and the design is impressed into the clay then fired. Then I apply glazes and fire a second time.

Each pendant is different and will not be the one pictured due to nature of marbling the silt in by hand and handcutting. Some will have a heavier pattern, some will be lighter in colour - but they will all contain silt.

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Shipping details

  • Ships from Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • $3.50 Courier within NZ
    (Free with another item)
  • $4.00 Standard post within NZ
    (Free with another item)
  • $8.50 Australia
    ($1.00 with another item)
  • $12.50 Rest of the World
    ($1.00 with another item)
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