I am continuously inspired by Greek Mythology, and Medusa is quite the monster, so she should, of course, take center stage in one of my pieces.
Medusa was, before she was turned into her monstrous form, one of the most beautiful maidens in all of Athens. But we all know how outrageous beauty can go to one's head and she was eventually turned into her monster form by the Goddess Athena. Stories differ as to why this occurred- she either bragged about her beauty in Athena's temple or had sex with Poseidon in her temple. Either way...bad move on Medusa's part; you really don't want to tick off a Goddess! She was turned into the snake haired, fanged, lethal creature that we are all familiar with and that creature is the inspiration for this necklace.
The pendant focal of this necklace is a lovely combination of coiled sterling silver (to mimic her snake hair), teal chalcedony, quartz, apatite, and a druzy focal within the coils. Notice the quartz fangs? Yeah...those are Medusa's teeth.
Above the focal is a row of AAA Swiss blue topaz nuggets and blue quartz, which are reminiscent of the Aegean Sea. The necklace finishes off with sterling silver chain and a chalcedony onion at the clasp. All findings are sterling silver.
The necklace length (when clasped, hanging straight down) is 15" but can be clasped farther down on the chain to hang shorter. The total length of the chain (opened) is 22" and the length of the pendant is 3.5".
~ Coiled Pendant Component based on the tutorial by Gailavira.
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