Earlier this week my husband received a small package in the mail. From Scotland.
When he got home, he handed it to me to open.
Inside I found a necklace and earrings similar to those pictured.
It seems he caught an episode of How It's Made in which these heathergems were featured. Enterprising Scots take the stems of heather, beat them into submission, and mix them with natural dyes to produce these multicolored "gems" that are then lacquered and set. The Heathergems site includes a bunch of cool brooches and other Celtic themed jewelry.
Good job, Jim! I got something pretty, and I learned something new today!