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Magpie Jewellery
Park & Products
Serpentine Gallery, London 2004
in collaborations with Public Works and the Kensington Palace Gardeners
www.serpentinegallery.org
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Magpies are known for their love for shiny objects. This bird (Latin pica pica) also is associated in European culture with various superstitions. One of the best known in the UK involves predicting the future according to the number of magpies gathered together in one place:
'1 for sorrow, 2 for joy, 3 for a girl, 4 for a boy, 5 for silver, 6 for gold, seven for a secret never to be told.'

pica_pica1.jpg 'Pica pica 1' can be worn as a ring before left in the grass to be taken away by a Magpie.  pica_pica.jpg
ring.jpg ring_back.jpg 'Pica pica 1' can be worn as a ring before left in the grass to be taken away by a Magpie. 
magpie-jewnest-600.jpg Nest made from Magpie Jewellery