I've always wondered at the fact that here in England winters are green. The lack of leaves exposes all the lichen and moss on tree trunks. There's ivy. Cypresses. The grass never quite goes underground. It's not a noisy, everybody-look-at-me spring kind of green. It's a green that blends well with greys and rusts and muddy browns. A Green-man, always-there-at-the-background-of-everything kind of green.
This amulet bag has the colours of this season. Its pleats are held by a tracery of smocking giving it the slightly rough feel of tree bark. The bottom edge is soft and left raw.
The bag closes with a hook and eye clasp at the top. The clasp is in the shape of an ivy leaf. The long chain closes with a handmade hook clasp. All metal is antiqued sterling silver.
Size: the bag is 4.5 cm (1 1/2 inches) wide and 6.5 cm (2 1/2 inches) long. With the chain it measures about 65 cm (25 1/2 inches) around.
As with all textiles, storing the necklace out of direct sunlight is recommended to keep it at its best.