snake vertebrae oddities necklace
Elegant necklace made of authentic African snake vertebrae, found on one of my many adventures to random antique shops. Added a brass feather and complementing glass beads. Finished with brass chain hanging approximately 1.5 inches. Full pendant measures approximately 3.25 inches in length (from top of vertebrae to bottom of feather) and is very lightweight. The 27-inch long brass chain is decorated with matching beadwork in complementing brass tones.
Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life.