Totem Animal Pendant With Jump Ring Bail

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Totem Animal Pendant With Jump Ring Bail

98.00

Choose from any of my 35 different spirit animals. This version has a heavy gauge twisted jump ring that a thick cord will easily slide through, it is an alternate option to the log or swirl bails. Please see the individual listing of the animals that you are interested in to view images and a more complete description of the individual piece. The animals available are:  Bear, Beaver, Bison/Buffalo, Butterfly, Cougar/Mountain Lion, Deer, Dolphin, Dove, Dragonfly, Eagle, Elk, Fox, Frog, Hawk, Horse, Hummingbird, Lynx/Bobcat, Moose, Mountain Goat, Otter, Owl, Polar Bear, Rabbit/Hare, Raccoon, Ram/Big Horn Sheep, Raven/Crow, Seal/Sea Lion, Skunk, Squirrel, Swan, Turkey, Turtle, Whale, Wolf, and Wolverine. See the individual animals listed below for additional photos.


The overall height of the totem animal medallion including jump ring is approximately 1 3/8 inches, the medallion is 1 inch round (a little larger than a quarter). A black leather cord is included with the medallion.


As with all of my work this piece of woodland jewelry is my original design was created using the lost wax method. I first start by doing a detailed drawing of my intended subject. Then I sculpt my design in wax. I start with overall shape and form, then adding detail such as facial features, fur and scrolls. After the wax sculpture is complete it is cast in sterling silver, excess metal is removed, rough polished, linked together, soldered, patina applied, then completed by a final polish and a coating of Renaissance Wax for a soft satin glow. It is a time consuming process, but one that I thoroughly enjoy. For more detailed information on my wax sculpting and casting process go to www.mystcswan.biz and look at the "Creation Process" and "Wax Sculpting" sections. The only purchased parts of this handmade fantasy necklace is the jump ring and leather cord.

While visually they look vastly different, the inspiration for this collection of spirit and totem animals was born of my Frolicking Faerie Collection. I was so happy with the way the faeries looked dangling from the jump rings on the pendants and necklaces that I wanted to add spirit animals to the group. My obstacle with this idea was an aesthetical one; unlike faeries animals don't have hair to link with a jump ring, nor wings (with the exception of birds) and most don't hang from a leg. My solution was to design the animals on medallions which let me use an entire animal or just the head and also gave me room to include a bit of background. Before I discovered mystical realms I was fascinated with animals which were my main subject matter. This collection of spirit animals has given me the opportunity to rediscover that love and add a mystical element to it. I am thoroughly enjoying my reunion with the animals and plan to have 35 different creatures available. There will also be necklace designs allowing a person to wear multiple totem animals at once. I hope my love for this work shines through in the spirit of the animals.

Take the magical energy of this totem animal with you into everyday life.

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