The Triple Python Cuff
This listing is for a ONE OF A KIND all sterling silver bracelet.
A triple banded cuff, comprised of two 6g half round bands with hand stamped designs, and rope wire center, houses a series of three "python shed stones", set with the naturally shed skin from my pet Ball Python under glass. The center stone is caged in by four large hand formed sterling silver balls, rested upon the edged base. This cuff feels like the most gorgeous armor. It is a great weight, and really enjoyable to wear. 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.
The bracelet is made from two bands of half round wire, and one roped wire.
The band measures 5 1/2", the height of the cuff is 2" tall at its widest and 1/2" at its smallest, and its has a 1" opening.
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.