- These earrings are handmade from:
Handmade “Sing me a song” on Scottish landscape art glass cabochon charms,*
Sterling silver plated French hook ear wires.
- Earring drop approximately 1 1/12 inches/ 3.81 cm
When I was researching The Skye Boat Song, I learned some interesting things. The song that is sung on the television show appears to have been adapted from “The Skye Boat Song“, a late 19th-century Scottish song the recalls the journey of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) from Benbecula to the Isle of Skye as he avoided capture by troops, after being defeated at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1892 poem has words similar to the song we know and has also been sung to the tune. I would highly recommend that you google all the different versions of the song, there are so many to listen to and love! No matter the history, it’s one of my favorite songs that I listen to while making jewelry; it makes my heart happy.
When you wear these earrings, I hope that you will sing the Skye Boat Song in your heart and carry the beauty of it with you.
“Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing
Onward, the sailors cry!
Carry the lad that’s born to be King
Over the sea to Skye.”
-Sir Harold Boulton
(*Glass cabochon charms are water resistant but not waterproof, make sure you don’t immerse the earrings in water!)