The Eye of the Serpent Pin
This listing is for one of my classic Eye of the Serpent designs, but in pin form!
This pin pays respect to one of my favorite creatures, the snake. An eye catching pendant with the focal point of a glass stone showcasing real snake shed, from my pet Ball Python, Erzulie. Sterling silver wire and hand formed balls decorate and draw your attention to the mesmerizing snake's texture in the center, like a snake whose eyes always remain open. The whole piece is given a patina to make the piece look antiqued, and high contrast, and then given a wax coating with some lavender oil, to keep the patina in place.
Snakes are often used as symbols of both death and immortality. Joseph Campbell once wrote. "Serpents seem to incarnate the elementary mystery of life wherever apparent opposites are conjoined".
I was once told it is a Southern folklore belief that if you are to dream of snakes, and are able to walk past the snake in your path, you will be able to overcome any of lifes obstacles. I harness this notion with these Python Protection pieces, that you are able to carry the power of the snake with you, and you will be able to concquer any challenge that lies ahead. These are incredible talismans of strength and growth.
The 'Eye of the Serpent pendant' measures 1 1/4" tall, and 1/2" across.
It comes with a single central pin back setting, with a pull lock pin back for extra security.
As a side note, due to the natural and delicate nature of the snake shed it is not recommended to wear this ring underwater/where it may get wet. My settings should arrive air tight, but it is natural for it to loosen over time. Without thinking I have worn mine swimming and there were no issues, however it is always wise to not press ones luck and allow delicate and treasured pieces to receive only minimal time in the elements.