A lovely ammonite fossil is set in hand forged copper, accented by carnelian and goldstone beads. This little creature that lived over 60 million years ago has left a ghost of itself, an elegant spiral to remind us of the continuity of life. I have created a setting using free-form wrapped copper that has been work hardened, patina'ed and polished.
The pendant hangs from an 18" length chain of hand wrapped goldstone beads and victorian-inspired connector, all closed with a hand forged hook clasp.
In medieval folklore, these fossils were considered snakes that had been turned to stone by a saint, one of which was St. Hilda of Whitby. They were considered "serpent stones" and often the head of a snake was carved onto the fossils and sold as souvenirs to pilgrims.
If you are interested in seeing other dark-elf inspired pendants I have made, have a look at the Sindri's Forge collection.