Rattlesnake Necklace



September 2012
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This necklace started with the pewter rattlesnake bead that’s on the pendant; I got the bead from a private collection, and the image of the necklace I wanted to create came together almost immediately in my head. I obtained a rattlesnake rattle that originally came from a licensed rattlesnake breeder; it came from one of his snakes that died a natural death. The rattle and bead came together in a lovely pendant with some secondhand wood beads, and more of the same along with other wood beads and metal beads, all secondhand, made of the main portion of the necklace.