Mind Trollcross Bundle | Pendant and Print for Charity
Dylan Parry from Fiendish Forge has been creating a number of pieces of existing jewellery designs for us at the Northern Fire studio and has used his skills to raise money for a local mental health charity.
He explains more below:
"I am proud to release this pendant and print in time for mental health awareness week. This is a design that has been made in collaboration with Sacred Knot Tattoo and Villkat Arts, which I am eternally grateful for. I have wanted to raise money for a mental health charity for a long time and thanks to this collaboration, I have finally been able to see that wish come true. I'm forever thankful for all of Sean;s input with this pendant, and Ash's work on the print design. I hope you like it as much as we do.
All money raised with every sale of this bundle will be supporting a local mental health charity that has helped me through some difficult times in my life. We all know someone affected by mental illness, whether it's us, or a loved one. And without getting too personal, this is an issue I have lived with from a very young age and I am so happy and proud to be in a position where i can help others by raising money for a charity close to my heart."
The designs found on the pendant and the print are based on that of a troll cross, which represents a talisman of protection and safety from evil forces. The runes along the outside of the pendant write out 'Your story isn't over yet', which goes in line with the central design of the semicolon. The semicolon is used as a symbol of strength and solidarity for those struggling with mental illness that began as Project Semicolon, (@projsemicolon on Instagram).
We have chosen to support the Conwy branch of the charity.
As written by the organisation:
Conwy Mind who are here to support better mental health. They are a local, independent charity that work across Conwy County providing free services to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing. They provide support calls, guided self-help programmes, counselling, community groups and hubs. They are committed to working with the community to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental health, the delivery of inclusive services are accessible to everyone who needs them, ensuring no one has to face a mental health issue alone.
Conwy Mind want to be able to help as many as possible because mental health issues affect us all. Whether it’s you, someone in your family, a friend, a colleague, a neighbour or a classmate, the impact can be really hard to manage. If you, or someone you know needs support then please get in touch with the team at Conwy Mind: 01492 879907 or email@example.com
If you are living outside the Conwy area, Mind can still help you at a branch closer to your home: 0300 123 3393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Material & Make
Each piece of jewellery has been polished to a shining finish by a Northern Fire artisan in our workshop in Wales, where we also craft our moulds and hand cast each piece. Our pewter is sourced from Cornwall and has been chosen for its flexibility and shine.
This pendant will come with an adjustable cotton cord.
About The Artists
Sean Parry is the owner and lead artist of Sacred Knot Tattoo, as well as a founding member of the Northern Fire Art Collective. He specialises in Celtic and Nordic arts and lives and works from his hometown of Llandudno in North Wales. Sean’s projects incorporate knotwork, swirls, and beasts inspired and mirroring those found in the historical record - a reflection of his passion for archaeology and ancient iconography. Though he is well known for his mastery as a tattooist, his work with paint, leather, and precious metals are also part of his artistic endeavours.
See more of the art Sean has created for Northern Fire here.
Known as Villkat Arts in his tattoo work, Ash Harrison is celebrated globally for his ability to communicate the shamanistic and spiritual components of the ancient world through his artistry. With a focus on Celtic and Nordic symbolism, Ash’s intention and energy shines through in each of his works, creating a connection between the viewer (or wearer) and the depth of meaning within these art styles. The journey of re-discovering his Northern European heritage is part of Ash’s artistic journey and can be seen in his woodwork, pyrography, painting, and tattoo work.
See more of the art Ash has created for Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions
Pendant Length: 4.5cm (1.75 inch)
Print: A4 (29.7 x 21cm / 8 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches)