Peridot was found from 300BC on the Isle of St John in the Red Sea and crusaders bought it back for their catherdrals in the Middle Ages. When beautifully cut it has the colour of a freshly unfurled beech leaf in Spring- although it is actually the birthstone for August. Large stones are rare and when she finds them, Cassandra loves to use them for brooches and earrings.
Pine cones and larch cones dangle like temptations from frosty branches. Finding their reflection at the water's edge before the snowfall. High seas and boats. Knots in ropes. Sails adrift in the wind. This voyage was a patchwork of inspirations of Scandanavia.