Strawberry Thief fabric button pendant William Morris style - Red
One of the most popular pendants that I create - this William Morris inspired pendant is made using beautiful cotton fabric from one of William Morris’ most iconic designs - Strawberry Thief, dated 1883.
This classic print is on an antique red background and the fabric is made right here in the UK!
I've made a choice of this naughty thrush facing left or right, (that's got a strawberry in its beak) and created a 38mm diameter fabric covered flat backed button, with slight padding to create a nice slight domed effect. It was then secured into an antique bronze plated round pendant blank that has a lovely dotty pattern to the reverse.
The measurement of the pendant is 4 cm wide by 5 cm long, that includes the 1 cm for the bail. I've then added an 18 inch (45 cm) antique bronze plated flat oval trace chain, the links of the chain measure 4.5 x 3 mm and there’s a 12mm lobster clasp at one end. The chain and pendant blank are both nickel and lead free. I have included an example of the pendant being worn at the full 24 inch length.
5⭐ "A lovely necklace which was attractively packaged and of good quality. It shipped quickly too. My mother in law loved it as her birthday gift!"
5⭐ "I’m so happy with my necklace!! It’s even prettier in person!! I’ll definitely be ordering more from this shop.😍"
This lovely unique pendant will come to you safe and carefully packaged in a UK Made eco-friendly recycled kraft card jewellery box - perfect for gifting to that Pre-Raphaelite or Arts & Crafts style fan (or as a treat for yourself!).
As it’s made of cotton, this is also ideal as a small token for a 2nd wedding anniversary gift!
I also have this pendant in classic blue, as well as the other thrushes on this fabric that are singing surrounded by flowers.
About the pattern - He based the pattern and name on the thrushes which frequently stole the strawberries in the kitchen garden of his countryside home, Kelmscott Manor, in Gloucestershire. Despite the fact that this design was one of the most expensive printed furnishings available from Morris & Co., (due to the particular printing method employed) it became a firm favourite with clients.