The Saddle Blanket Bracelet (OOAK)
This listing is for a ONE OF A KIND all sterling silver bracelet.
A double half round split band wire, with added roping details, creates the perfect resting place for the setting on this bracelet. Two round wire details, with hand formed sterling balls between on either side of the "snake shed stone", instantly brings your focus to the central setting. In a fine silver bezel is a glass cabochon atop a naturally shed piece of snake skin from my pet Ball Python. This eye catching skin was then surrounded by a beautiful stamped pattern. The whole bracelet was then given a light patina to give it a more antiqued look and higher contrast, and then given an lavender oil and wax coating to keep it in place and satisfy the senses.
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.
DetailsThe bracelet is made from a double half round split band, with roping detailing.
The band measures 6 1/2" long, with a 1 1/8" opening.
The center piece measures 1 1/4" across and 1" high.
As a side note, due to the natural and delicate nature of the snake shed it is not recommended to wear this piece 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.