Thorn & Claw Jewellery

Galdr - Magpie beak necklace in solid sterling silver


A life-cast Magpie beak pendant framed within an ellipse, crafted in solid silver. 

A talisman to represent the power of speech, and the magic woven into every word.

Galdr is an Old Norse word for spells and incantations. A master of this craft was said to be able to raise storms, make distant ships sink, swords blunt, armour soft and decide the outcome of battles.

There is an old folktale that Magpies contain a drop of blood from the devil hidden under their tongues. It was said that if you cut the tongue of a Magpie to let out this drop then it would be capable of human speech.

The symbolism in this talisman represents the power of our speech, and the incantation in every sound uttered from our lips. Words are spelled out because there is magic within every sentence.

Life-cast from the lower mandible of a Magpie, this beak necklace is handcrafted to create detailed shadows and highlights, accentuating all the intricate textures of the natural casting.


  • 70mm tall // 25mm wide // 20g in weight
  • Solid 925 Sterling Silver.
  • Choice of ball chain, belcher chain or waxed cord.
  • Chain length is the total length of the chain in inches.
  • Multiple chain lengths are available.
  • All Thorn & Claw designs are unisex.
  • Each order comes exquisitely gift wrapped.
  • Have questions or want a piece customised? Email me with your dreams. 
Shipping within the UK is free, and shipping worldwide is just £10.

All creations are ethically crafted and only use eco-friendly materials that tread lightly on the Earth.

I donate 5% of any profits made by my creations to a Wildlife Rescue in Dorset, England.

Some designs are cast directly from natural forms and may be sharp or delicate. Wear with care.


As each talisman is handmade to order, all jewels will ship approximately 4 - 6 weeks from the time of purchase.

If you urgently need an item for a certain date or special occasion please contact me and we can send the deities of haste an offering together. Send me a message and I shall endeavour to meet your needs.


All orders are beautifully gift wrapped. If your order contains a gift, I will happily write a message to the receiver on your behalf. You can leave a note in your shopping cart, or you can email me with your wording.


  • United Kingdom FREE // UK Standard 2-3 working days.
  • Worldwide only £10 // International Standard 5 - 15 working days.

Your order will be shipped via Royal Mail, and a confirmation email with full tracking information will be sent to you.


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United Kingdom FREE shipping // Royal Mail tracked 24

Worldwide only £10 //  Royal Mail International Standard 5 - 20 working days

When your order is shipped, a confirmation email with full tracking information will be sent to keep you up to date.

    If you urgently need an item for a particular date or wish to use a different courier, please contact me and I shall endeavour to meet your needs.

    The FAQ page holds many of the answers you may seek, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me

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