Let someone know they've slithered their way into your heart.
I created this pendant by disassembling and then collaging back together vintage brass Victorian jewelry components. The heart originally had an arrow piercing it, but I removed it to make room for the slithering snake. The jewelry component the snake came from was a snake wrapped around a bough, but I cut the bough away and reassembled the snake into an arrow-ish form. I then placed the snake into its new home, soldered it into place, and had it cast in sterling silver.
The silver is polished, then oxidized, and then the oxidization is buffed off to bring out all of the tiny details, and finally the pendant is hand brushed to a glowing satin finish. After all that, a tiny, sparkling faceted emerald is set into its eye.
It hangs from a delicate 18" link sterling silver chain, with a classic sterling silver spring clasp and jump ring. The bail of the pendant is soldered closed, and the pendant won't slide off the ends of the chain.
It measures just under 2" from nose to tail, and a little over an inch from top to bottom. (1 7/8" x 1 18")