"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
-- by Margery Williams, from The Velveteen Rabbit --
This sterling hand forged pendant is an adaption of the beautiful children's book above. A wonderful sentiment for a loved one, or a reminder of childhood. It's also my favorite part of being a Mother!
Hand-forged and stamped sterling silver, with a sterling Velveteen Rabbit charm.
The total size of the pendant is about 7/8" around. On the reverse, I can stamp your personalized name, date, or symbol. Just let me know your preferences in the comments at checkout. (You can also opt to leave it blank).
Please indicate desired length of your necklace in the comments upon checkout. If no length is indicated, we will send a standard 18" sterling chain.
♥ IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT HAND-STAMPED ITEMS: This item is hand-stamped, and the letters will not be perfectly straight - it's part of the charm of this artisan item :) Additionally, stamping is a much deeper impression, and also blackened, to be much more visible than engraving. We have other hand-stamped items available in our store, if you would like to see more examples.
♥ All orders are packaged in our custom and professional Birth Designs cocoa-and-turquoise boxes. They include an information card about Birth Designs.
♥ Most retail items ship within about 2 WEEKS from order date. Every single piece is sawn, hammered, pierced, filed, oxidized, buffed, and finished by hand - right here. We take great pride in our work, and even though our processes might be a bit slower, they are time-honored with classic proven quality. If you want the best hand-hewn look, you have come to the right place.
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♥ Necklace design is a copyrighted Birth Designs original. © 2004 Birth Designs
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