"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
-- by Margery Williams, from The Velveteen Rabbit --
♥ This is also available with PERSONALIZED tags - see option below! A name and a birthdate will†fit, or 3 words.† Just leave notes in the comments.†♥
This sterling tag is an adaption of the beautiful children's book above. A wonderful sentiment for a loved one, or a reminder of childhood. It's also my favorite part of being a Mother!
Hand-forged and stamped sterling silver, with a sterling Velveteen Rabbit charm.
Suspended from a sterling rolo chain with secure hand-looped closures, the sterling tags and the rabbit are independent from one another and move separately. On your neck, the rabbit partially covers the pendant. The oval pendant is just over 1" long and about 1/2" wide.
Our necklaces are hand-hewn in our studio from milled silver chain. We never use jump rings in our basic construction - every necklace or bracelet has a hand-looped secure closure with accent beads...it won't just fall apart. Our hand-sawn, pierced, filed, stamped, and/or oxidized pieces have been forged with proven, classic techniques that may take a little more time, but show the heirloom quality of our work.
♥ This item is hand-stamped, and the letters will not be perfectly straight - it's part of the charm of this artisan item :) Additionally, stamping is a much deeper impression, and also blackened, to be much more visible than engraving. We have other hand-stamped items available in our store, if you would like to see more examples.