The Petrified Palm Wood Necklace (OOAK)
This listing is for a ONE OF A KIND necklace from the Magic of the Swamp - LIGHT Collection.
This necklace is my tribute to "Petrified Palm Wood".
Petrified Pam Wood is Louisiana's state fossil. While I have yet to have an occurrence with it in nature (I believe it is most commonly found in the river/wet areas around the LA/TX border), it was the key focus on my very fist collection as a metalsmith, when my entire collection was based around the stones/gems/minerals of my surroundings, and I have never looked back. I can never say no to the magic it gives me. That's why it gets two pieces <3
This all sterling silver necklace showcases five pieces of petrified palm wood in serrated bezels. They are displayed in pendant inspired by the Navajo Naja, or Squash Blossom necklace. A roped wire hoop at the central point of the pendant holds a place for three hanging strips of metal rolled with snake shed I found while out in the swamps. A light layer of patina picks up the snakes texture, and compliments that of the petrified wood, and heightens the contrast of this piece, it was given a cypress oil and wax coating to help keep it in place and to satisfy the senses of smells from the swamp.
DetailsThe pendant measures 2 1/2" across at the widest point, and 2 1/2" tall from the center top of the hoop, to the base of the pendant.
Each piece of petrified palm wood is roughly 1" across.
It hangs on an 18" sterling silver chain.