i make jewelry, live in montreal & have a lot of cats.
Ok, I have to confess, I really wanted to name this post snakes on a chain...
This pendant is cast from a fossilized snake vertebrae. I fell in love with this little fossil at the rock and mineral show in Montreal. An annual nerd event... not the same breed of nerd you would find at a comic convention... or the annual cat show, or the antiques show. these nerds collect rocks... I LOVE THIS SHOW. I bought pre-historic fish teeth as well, and some other junk... I hate explaining to my friends that i'm going to "the rock show" and not a rock concert. sigh. (I plan to attend the cat show, and I've been going to the antiques show for years.)
Anyway... This is a solid sterling silver replica, hand finished, oxidized to bring out the details, like the texture in the bone, and then polished to a high shine. It measures 1" across at the widest part... Comes on a 20" sterling silver chain that runs through the spinal column.