The Not A Drop of Venom Necklace
This listing is for a ONE OF A KIND Venom necklace, paying respect to one of my favorite creatures, the snake. This extra large, eye catching pendant with the focal point of a diamond shaped glass stone showcasing a real snake shed, from my pet Ball Python, Erzulie. The unique double diamond of sterling silver roped wire and hand formed balls adorn and draw your attention to the mesmerizing snake's texture in the center. On this piece I set a piece of shed from Erzulie's face, it even clearly showcases one of her eye caps. The Townes Van Zandt lyrics "Not A Drop of Venom Wasted" are stamped into the backside, along a winding sterling silver snake. It is hung on a hand formed and stamped pendant hanger, with a roped chain, in your choice of length. Every detail of the piece is entirely hand fabricated out of sterling silver. The whole piece is given a patina to make the piece look antiqued, and high contrast, and then given a wax coating with lavender oil, to keep the patina in place and add to the calming energy of the piece.
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 'Venom pendant' measures from the top of the handmade hanger, to the bottom of the pendant, 2 1/2" tall, and 1 1/4" across.
And it can come on your choice length of sterling silver roped chain, 16", 18", or 20".
As a side note, due to the natural and delicate nature of the snake shed it is not recommended to wear this ring underwater. 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.