The Serpentina Necklace
This listing is for a MADE TO ORDER all sterling silver Serpentina necklace.
This simple necklace is seriously the perfect "princess" design. Dainty and feminine, but with strong, intense energy. Ladies of the snake are the best breed. In a fine silver bezel is a glass cabochon atop a naturally shed piece of snake skin from a Ball Python. This eye catching skin is adorned by five hand formed sterling silver balls. The pendant hangs on a sterling roped wire. The whole piece is 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.
The pendant measures 1" across and 1" tall from the top of the loop the the center ball detail.
At check out please let me know what length roped chain you would prefer.
Because this piece is made to order, please allow up to 6 - 8 weeks for delivery. I strive to get custom order finished within a week or two, but if I need to order more metals, or have a long queue, it may take the full time - if it is time sensitive feel free to ask ahead of time!
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.