The Venom Hoops
This listing is for a MADE TO ORDER set of Venom hoops, paying respect to one of my favorite creatures, the snake. An eye catching pendant with the focal point of a diamond shaped glass stone showcasing a real snake shed, from my pet Ball Python, Erzulie. The unique double diamond of sterling silver roped wire and hand formed balls adorn and draw your attention to the mesmerizing snake's texture in the center. They are set on hoops, with a crescent shaped design, made of 10g round wire. I personally choose to set them with shed from both her back (the traditional snakeskin pattern), and one with the shed from her belly, but I can stick to a more mirrored/symmetrical pattern if you prefer, just leave me a note. The whole piece is given a patina to make the piece look antiqued, and high contrast, and then given a wax coating with lavender oil, to keep the patina in place and add to the calming energy of the piece.
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".
I was once told it is a Southern folklore belief that if you are to dream of snakes, and are able to walk past the snake in your path, you will be able to overcome any of lifes obstacles. I harness this notion with these Python Protection pieces, that you are able to carry the power of the snake with you, and you will be able to concquer any challenge that lies ahead. These are incredible talismans of strength and growth.
The hoops measure 3" in diameter, and are made of 10g round wire.
The 'Venom pendant' themselves measure 1 1/2" tall, and 7/8" across.
Because this piece is made to order, please allow 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 there is a long queue ahead of your order, it may take as long as 8 weeks - 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 ring underwater. Without thinking I have worn mine swimming 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.