*Butterfly Agates cut by The Gem Shop
*Handmade glass bead by Karen Ovington
*Freshwater pearls
*Sterling settings, beads, findings, earrings
*Necklace is signed, numbered, dated

Length: 20.75" - 28" (52 cm - 71 cm) Shown on model at shortest length
Centerpiece: 2.5" x 1.75" (6.3 cm x 4.5 cm)
Weight: 6.7 oz (172 gm)

Earring total length: 1.75" (4.5 cm)
Earring weight: 3.5 gm ea (a nickel weighs about 5 gm)

Item #568 - Sold

Wild-Eyed Pony Necklace and Earrings

Wild-Eyed Pony Necklace
Wild-Eyed Pony Necklace Detail
Wild-Eyed Pony Necklace Detail
Wild-Eyed Pony Necklace Back
Wild-Eyed Pony Necklace on model
Wild-Eyed Pony Earrings
Wild-Eyed Pony Necklace
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The centerpiece stone is a Butterfly Agate with an astonishing portrait of a wild-eyed pony. Check out the second image down which shows a detail of the pony whose head is in the upper middle of the stone. He is looking to his left as lightning flashes from his eyes! A bit of his strong back is at the lower right, his galloping leg on the left. Don't see him??? Oh dear! I put his silhouette on the back (4th photo down), I do think he will pop out for you if you switch back and forth between the front and back views.

The Medicine Cards gives horse the attribute Power, and the image in this stone seems to exude the wild intensity of a big stallion. Yet horse offers valuable lessons in power which can so easily be turned to mindless destruction. Quoting from the text, "True power is wisdom found in remembering your total journey. Wisdom comes from remembering pathways you have walked in another person's moccasins..."

The clasp has another pretty Butterfly Agate, this one the magical landscape the pony inhabits.

The reason the extension on the back of this piece consists of two hand-made chains instead of my usual single chain is that by adjusting the length from both sides, the large cabochon will remain at the center of the back of the neck.

Karen's beautiful glass bead adds a bit of a surprise to the white pearl strand.

Do you ever wonder about my item numbering system, e.g., why is this one #568 when all the others shown in my newest release are numbered in the 700s? Is it some sort of occult message? Ummm, no, sorry. Here's the reason: sometimes I start something, I give the piece a number, start a journal page for it with a list of components, perhaps even make some settings, ... and then for some reason, can't finish it. Such was the case with our pretty pony. I started him back in 2011, time got away from me before a show, and he got relegated to the huge stack of "make me next!!!" pieces. That stack is ... overflowing. My pieces always take much longer than I expect, and suddenly here it is 2015 and the poor little guy was still sitting there. WAY past time to finish him, don't you think? There are other issues too that I can't be expected to understand: Perhaps he was waiting for just the right time, waiting for YOU, his person, to find him... If you are the one he belongs to, I do hope you will give him a home today!