Medusa Snakes Necklace, Bronze or Sterling Silver
When I came across this beautifully detailed antique snake charm, I knew I wanted to use it somehow, so I decided to cast it in bronze and sterling silver using lost-wax casting. I've soldered sterling silver posts to the backs, and each earring has a sterling silver ear nut.
Snakes, or serpents, have symbolized something in every culture and every religion on earth from ancient times to modern. Every culture from Ancient Egypt to modern Native American cultures has revered snakes as beings of power. Since a snake sheds it skin, they have historically been seen as symbols of regeneration, rebirth or transformation. Ancient Celts used the snake as a symbol of secret knowledge. Snakes have been a symbol of fertility (most ancient cultures), of guardianship (Hinduism, Buddhism, ancient Cambodia) and of luck in battle (Norse). The Hopi have Awanyu, the Aztecs and Maya have Quetzalcoatl (two snake Gods) and the Minoans had a snake Goddess. They were carried down through the ages as symbols of wisdom.
Please allow 10-14 days for fabrication of your custom earrings.
Total length: 1 9/16".
They can be paired with the Medusa Entwined Snakes Necklace:
RedAvaDesigns: Modern Design, Vintage Style