Treeplanting is a Canadian rite-of-passage. Slashpiles – the ginormous piles of leftover logs and sticks that line the logging roads through clearcuts – are a familiar sight to all treeplanters. The piles become giant campfires in the winter, as they are burned to replenish the soil with nutrients to support a new generation of forests.
Based on their own experience as treeplanters, this Slashpile necklace is made as a symbol of surviving a full season of tree planting out in the Canadian wilds. As Canadian outdoorsy people, who love camping, canoeing, and sitting by a fire, the designers love to think of this as a campfire on a necklace.
The pendant measures 1.5x1.5 cm. It is carved out of wax and then cast in sterling silver. It is then darkened with a patina. and strung on an 18" oxidized sterling silver chain.