This wax seal necklace tells the ancient Aseop children's fable of "The Lion and the Mouse". It depicts a a lion caught in a hunters net with a mouse gnawing at the ropes, above it is the Italian word "Pazienza" which translates to "PATIENCE". The Moral of the Story: A kindness is never wasted, even the smallest friend is worth while. Your wax seal pendant will come with the original Aesop fable.
A reminder that no small deed is ever too small.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ~ Plato
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~ Mark Twain
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. ~Princess Diana
☛Your jewelry comes beautifully GIFT BOXED and INCLUDES a CARD with the CHARMS MEANING & SYMBOLISM, READY FOR GIFTING!
►Size: charm measures 3/4"
►Materials: Fine Silver
►Necklace Option: You may chose to order JUST the pendant or select from a variety of sterling chains available in shiny silver or antiqued silver finishes from the drop down menus.
►Charm Only Option: If you chose to order the charm only it will come on a 5mm sterling jump ring that you may thread onto your own necklace.
THE LION and the MOUSE
A lion lay asleep in the forest, his great head resting on his paws. A timid little mouse came upon him unexpectedly, and in her fright and haste to get away, ran across the lion's nose. Woken from his nap, the lion laid his huge paw angrily on the tiny creature to kill her.
"Spare me!" begged the poor mouse. "Please let me go and some day I will surely repay you."
The lion was so amused at the idea of the little mouse being able to help the King of Beasts, that he lifted up his paw and let her go.
Some weeks later, the lion was caught in a net. The hunters, who desired to carry the lion alive to their King, tied him to a tree while they went in search of a wagon to carry him.
Just then the little mouse happened to pass by, and seeing the lion's sad plight, went up to him and soon gnawed away the ropes of the net, freeing the lion.
"You have helped me and now I have returned the favor. Was I not right - even a mouse can help a lion!" said the little mouse
♡♡ This pendant is made using the original wax seal that dates to the mid 1800's. The charm has been given an antique patina to bring out all the details. Please note that the picture has been enlarged so you can see the detail. Each one is handmade to order, unique and one-of-a-kind in every regard.
Every Shannon Westmeyer piece is handmade to order using the original wax seal and vintage castings once we receive your order. We stand behind our products and craftsmanship and want you to be 100% satisfied with your jewelry. Please allow 5-7 business days for the creation of your jewelry in addition to shipping times. Also, a friendly reminder that each listing includes the measurements of the wax seal charm, please read carefully so you're not disappointed or surprised when you receive your jewelry! We gladly accept returns on any non-personalized items for exchange of refund within 30 days of the original purchase date.