Living in a "Riparian" environment, a beautiful Oasis site where the Woodland meets the Desert along a year round creek, sounds like paradise, but it might not be for everyone. You must learn to share your life with all the other residents of this magical little Canyon ..."bugs" ...lots! Lizards, and other crawly things .even more ...you gotta " love 'em" or leave. I, fortunately enjoy all the little Lizards and the cute, shy, little Horney Toads, Arizona Tree Frogs, and the like. They share your life indoors, and outside...they're everywhere! And they truly do represent the energy of Arizona, because Lizard Medicine represents Dreamtime, and the "Shadow Side" of our reality. Lizard medicine shows us the non-tangible side of our beliefs and, in dreamtime, we can review these nebulous concepts, giving us a chance review them and to decide weather we want to manifest them into waking reality. Remember, our "Shadow" always follows behind us. Lizard teaches us to pay attention to our dreams, and to analyze all that is there...our fears, joys, hopes, our future.
This necklace has been created with many hand enameled Lost-wax cast reptiles. Two little Horney Toads grasp each side of a Sanoran Desert Creek pebble, which has been hand carved into a leaf, upon which sits a tiny desert tree frog, and dew drops of fresh water Biwa Pearls. Hanging off the piece are many cast Sterling Silver and enameled lizards, antique and ancient glass beads, seeds, faceted pearls, silver beads and Horsehair. Above are more Silver beads, snake vertebrae, Pin shell heshi and Biwa Pearls. The piece is completed with Silver cones and clasp.
Dimensions: From tail to tail of Horney Toads, 2 ½ inches. Stone: width 1 inch; length, 1 ¾ inches; with dangles, 4 ½ inches. Necklace length: 20 inches.
Due to the labor-intensive handwork involved in creating this piece, please allow 4-8 weeks delivery time. If more time is required, I will contact you - thanks!