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Be - Bí
Be - to exist or to live. This pendent brings up feeling of being
a part of things, of the world, of mother earth. It has a very meditative
feeling of oneness. Existing as a part of everything rather than
outside of it all.
Bí is Gaelic for Be. Bí is hand cut (pierced) through
the metal using the ancient Ogham alphabet to create this pendant.
The front of these pendants are polished to a high shine and the
backs have a brushed texture so even if you cannot read Ogham or
Gaelic you will always know which is the front. The base metal pendants
are sealed with bees wax after cutting and will gain a natural patina
over time unique to its wearer. The pendants hang from an adjustable
black cotton cord that can be replaced with a jump ring upon request.
This necklace comes with an information sheet
about the Ogham alphabet and what the pendant says.
*Pricing may change without notice baised on the metals market price.
||0.75" x 0.52"
Red Brass, Nickel, Copper, or Stainless Steel
Individual pricing for metal choices is in the drop down
|| Smooth Polish or Hammered
|| Adjustable from 14"
up to 29"
||Red Brass: 85% copper,
||Copper: 99.9% copper
||Nickel: 65% copper,
18% nickel, 17% zinc
Chrome 15.5%-17.5%, Nickel 3%-5%, Carbon 0.07% MAX, Manganese
1% MAX, Silicon 1% MAX, Copper 3%-5%
The Ogham Alphabet:
Sometimes referred to as the "Celtic Tree Alphabet", Ogham
was used between the 4th and 7th centuries AD in Ireland, Scotland,
Wales, and England. The initial alphabet consisted of 20 characters
with a few more complex characters being added later. The letters
were formed by combinations of short lines on and at either side
of a middle line called a "flesc". With a vertical flesc
words are read from bottom to top.
Although surviving traces of Ogham were inscribed on stone it was
probably more commonly inscribed on sticks, stakes, and trees to
mark boundaries. There is also evidence from early Irish sagas and
legends that indicates Ogham was used for short inscriptions on
wood or metal used to relay messages (some cryptic in nature or
for magical purposes) or to denote ownership of the object. There
is also evidence that suggests that Ogham may have been used to
keep genealogy records, numerical tallies of property, and business
Of the 400-500 remaining inscriptions a handful have been found
featuring Ogham along with the Latin alphabet, most of the inscriptions
are in an archaic form of Gaelic and Pictish.
Each Bí pendant is individually hand
cut, please allow for variation in individual pieces.
After being cut and polished
the base metal pendants are coated in bees wax to protect their
finish. As they age they will gain a natural patina that is individual
to the piece and how it is worn.
Cleaning: Pendants can be cleaned with a soft polishing cloth.
If needed the cotton cord can be removed and the pendants washed
with a mild non-abrasive soap and water.
Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery depending upon availability
of this design.