Magpie is known on Finland as a potty-mouthed bird, who collects shiny items. Magpie is surely familiar to the Finns from the nature, and that’s why magpie is included on many folktales.
In old days, magpie used to go to south. There this black bird – magpies used to be black in these days – met the southern bird on the beach. This southern bird had beautiful, white apron, and of course magpie fell in love whit this beautiful piece of cloth. The southern bird went to swim and left her apron on the shore – and then magpie saw his opportunity came and stole the white apron. Of course, this southern bird noticed her apron to be stolen, and threatened to kill magpie if he did not return the apron back. Magpie got scared of this threat and decided to fly to the north. Nowadays magpie spends summers and winters in the north, using the stolen white apron over his black feathers.
And as the magpies are said to collect all shiny and beautiful things, this silver magpie with his swaying shiny tail feathers has managed to collect tiny silver balls on his back.
- Sterling silver, 925