When I read the verse from Yeats poem, Adam' Curse about "a moon, worn as if it had been a shell washed by time's waters as they rose and fell" I immediately think of Yeats walking the beach and picking up a shell which has been worn away by the tides, so that the annual growth rings on the shell are barely visible, and so the days and years get washed away.

I made this pendant from a shell which I picked up on Rosses Point beach where Yeats spent his childhood years. The annual rings were still fresh on it as Yeats would have been when he played on this beach, but I also made a companion piece of earrings which were made from a shell I picked up on Lissadell Beach, where the growth rings are barely visible and worn away, like the two gaunt and withered sisters who had once been beautiful and had lived in Lissadell House as he describes in the poem In memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markievicz.

"Days and Years" Silver Pendant

€98.00Price
  • Materials: Hallmarked sterling silver with silver 45cm (18") snake chain presented in a box with card insert as shown in image

    Dimensions: 24mm x 20mm

    Designed and made in Ireland