The Python Drop Earrings (OOAK)
This listing is for a ONE OF A KIND pair off earrings.
A small "python shed stone", containing the naturally shed skin from my pet Ball Python is set under glass at the end of a strip of sterling silver that has been pressed with a water moccasin shed I found out in the swamp. Given a patina to bring out the texture in the shed and give the earrings an antiqued look, then given a lavender oil and wax coating to keep it in place and satisfy the sense. These earrings are truly a snake lovers dream.
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".
There is an American South superstition, that suggests, to dream of snakes brings bad luck. However, if you safely walk past snakes in your dream, you would overcome your enemies. This necklace will harness the lore of the snake, and allow you to overcome any obstacle that stands in your path.
DetailsEarrings measure just over 1 3/4" from the base of the sterling earring hook to the end of the python stone, and 1/4" across.
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 it was set completely air tight 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.