A ram (big horn sheep) looks out into the vast sky while magical energy swirls all around. No matter if ram is your totem or spirit animal or if you just have an affinity for big horn sheep, this pendant is for you. The symbolism of the ram includes that of new beginnings and asserting strength. The big horn sheep is also a symbol of great mental activity, asserting ourselves in new areas, taking advantage of opportunities, imagination and inspiration. The scrolls and swirls on the ram and in the background show the mystical nature of this spirit animal.
The overall totem animal pendant size is 1 3/4 inches by 1 inch wide, the tube bail is 3/4 of an inch wide, the big horn sheep medallion is 1 inch round (a little larger than a quarter). The swirls in the background of the ram are echoed in the swirl tube bail or you may choose the log tube bail which is perfect for the woodland theme of the animal pendant. Both bails are the same width, accept a thick 4mm cord and are Pandora friendly. A dark patina has been applied to enhance the detail and give contrast to this magical piece of fantasy jewelry. The angled view of the woodland pendant shows the dimension of the piece.
Want more options? I can also hang the big horn sheep medallion from a bail that has an 8mm stone accent, $178.00. Want to keep it simple? Then I can just attach a simple jump ring that a cord can fit through, $98.00. Please note, some of the above photos may show different animals then the listing, they are included to show the available bail styles. If you are ordering one of the tube bails or a jump ring select "NO STONE" from the drop down menu.
As with all of my work this piece of woodland jewelry is my original design was created using the lost wax method. I first start by doing a detailed drawing of my intended subject. Then I sculpt my design in wax. I start with overall shape and form, then adding detail such as facial features, fur and scrolls. After the wax sculpture is complete it is cast in sterling silver, excess metal is removed, rough polished, linked together, soldered, patina applied, then completed by a final polish and a coating of Renaissance Wax hand polished for a soft satin glow. It is a time consuming process, but one that I thoroughly enjoy. For more detailed information on my wax sculpting and casting process go to www.mysticswan.biz and look at the "Creation Process" and "Wax Sculpting" sections. The only purchased parts of this handmade fantasy necklace is the jump ring and leather cord.
While visually they look vastly different, the inspiration for this collection of spirit and totem animals was born of my Frolicking Faerie Collection. I was so happy with the way the faeries looked dangling from the jump rings on the pendants and necklaces that I wanted to add spirit animals to the group. My obstacle with this idea was an aesthetical one; unlike faeries animals don't have hair to link with a jump ring, nor wings (with the exception of birds) and most don't hang from a leg. My solution was to design the animals on medallions which let me use an entire animal or just the head and also gave me room to include a bit of background. Before I discovered mystical realms I was fascinated with animals which were my main subject matter. This collection of spirit animals has given me the opportunity to rediscover that love and add a mystical element to it. I am thoroughly enjoying my reunion with the animals and plan to have between 30-40 different creatures available. There will also be necklace designs allowing a person to wear multiple totem animals at once. I hope my love for this work shines through in the spirit of the animals.
Take the magical energy of this totem animal with you into everyday life.
If you see something you love and it's outside of your budget contact me; while I don't lower my prices or have sales I can work out a payment plan for you and have done this for many of my customers.
United States Orders -- all orders will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail. Unless you are having your item customized most orders arrive within a week.
International Orders -- most orders are mailed via USPS Frist Class Mail, there may be exceptions for some countries depending on their regulations. On average expect a delivery time of approximately 1-3 weeks, however, there have been times when it's taken as long as 6 weeks for a package to arrive. Any import tariffs or taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser, which vary widely depending on the country.
The import tariffs and taxes are quite high some countries. VAT can be as much as 20% of the purchase price, please note this is NOT included in shipping fees, the cost for shipping is my cost for mailing the package to you. Any other fees that may be incurred are the responsibility of the purchaser.
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
I want you to be absolutely delighted with whatever piece you order, if you don't like it for any reason please return it to me within 10 days of it's arrival and I will give you a full refund. The exception to this are items that have been customized for you, such as a specific stone that has been set or an unusual size in a ring or neck wire.
I will cancel an order if you do so before I have it mailed and as long as the order has not been customized for you in some way, such as a specific stone set or a ring or neck wire size that is an unusual size.
I am not accepting custom orders at this time.