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Mother & Child Pendant - window
Mother & Child Pendant - window

Mother & Child Pendant - window

Tracy Gilbert Designs
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Mother & Child

The Mother & Child pendants are inspired by the Stained Glass windows called “Suffer Little Children” designed by Harry Clarke for St. Patrick’s Church, Donabate, Co. Dublin. A local group of artists worked together as a group and created different pieces inspired by the windows. The word "suffer" here means allow. Tracy's design captures the bond between a mother and child while also touching upon madonna and child imagery. The mother and child are the centrepiece of a window patinated in different colours to capture the wonderful effect of the stained glass windows.

This Mother and Child pendant measures approx 23mm across and 40mm in length. It is meticulously handcrafted in sterling silver with love for Irish roots, history and folklore. It comes on am 18 inch sterling silver chain.

The pendants are hallmarked – 925 sterling silver - in the Assay Office at Dublin Castle.


Tracy’s Inspiration

Tracy was educated through the Irish language and her love of Ireland’s heritage is central to this collection. Her designs often feature an innovative use of light inspired by the prehistoric monument at Newgrange, Co. Meath in Ireland that was constructed between 3000 and 2500 BC. It is aligned with the rising sun and once a year, on the Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year), light floods the chamber of Newgrange to spectacular effect. Newgrange also showcases some wonderful early artwork with Celtic Spirals etched into large rocks at the front of the monument. These pieces attempt to capture the magic and importance of Newgrange as a national Irish treasure.

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