Thomas Chadwick is a Bristol based Artist creating totally fun and very affordable Earrings, Necklaces and Brooches using hand drawn stencils that he scans, prints onto a polymer material, bakes to shrink, paints and then, voila!, finished with sterling silver plated posts.
The Swallow is full of meaning throughout history, from Sailor's marking a departure or return from Sea, to representing freedom and even everlasting love (as Swallows mate for life, the poor bastards).
My favourite myth is that Legend says that the Swallow is a great friend to man, having brought fire. This explains the forked tail, said to have been burnt in the process.
These Tattoo Swallow earings are approx 2cm by 1.7cm.