Imagine, if you will, a bird with no feet forced into perpetual flight. Sleeping in the wind and never knowing a moment of stillness, its life is spent in testament to never-ending effort. Does it fly on in pursuit of freedom, or does it simply have no choice?
Such a creature could never exist in the real world, but it does live in a world of myths. The Martlet is a mythological bird used in English heraldry to signify perseverance. It's depicted as a bird similar to a Swift or house Martin, only without feet.
When I heard the story of the Martlet, I was always struck by how sad it was that it would never know things like peace, rest, and home. What a pitiful existence it would be to have to live like that. My heart went out to this make-believe bird.
I felt the need to do something, so I went to my workshop and made the Martlet this foot so that it might know temporary peace. The pendant is brass and has a movable ankle joint to make the piece more dynamic and fun. We painstakingly engraved the fine details of the rope and claws to give it a more complex and textured look. On the claw, we have carved a word that surmises how we feel about this fantastical creature. Wondrous.
Buy yours today and give the beautiful Martlet a place to roost! It's the perfect accessory for people who like their items' stories. It's not only gorgeous, but it's one of a kind and a piece of handmade collectible art.
Height: 68.1mm/ 2.68inches
Width: 29.4mm/ 1.56inches
Thickness: 18mm/ 0.71inches
Weight: 36.5g/1.29 ounces