The Three Bears
…Do bears eat porridge for breakfast?
Like many children's stories, the three bears were part of an oral tradition of storytelling long before anything was written down. Robert Southey first published his version in 1837. It's from this story that we get our modern interpretation. He describes the bears as; 'a Little, Small, Wee Bear, a Middle-sized Bear, and a Great, Huge Bear' who live together in a house in the woods. Southey describes them as 'very good-natured, trusting, harmless, tidy, and hospitable'. Unlike the later Goldilocks who was obviously a very naughty girl.
Simon's bear bracelet is a fusion of this story with a cheeky play on the idea of a bearskin rug; the sort of thing that might have adorned a posh Victorian parlour. Just like the bears in the story it comes in three sizes designed to fit most sizes of wrist. The bearskins are made from delicately flexible chainmail. The tiny tufts of fur gently move with every touch and gesture of the body. This is a piece of jewellery that feels as good as it looks.