Two small owl talons are conjoined to form a lone crescent, or 'Naja', the centerpiece of Native American squash blossom necklaces. The image of the turned down crescent has been traced back to many other cultures before it was introduced into the native design, such as a ward to protect against the evil eye.
Here, the spirit of the owl is added to this potent amulet. Although many native cultures shy away from the owl, considering it a bad omen, i have decided to add its magics into this piece as a way to represent how i personally feel about the owl, a creature literally able to see in the dark, and a cunning predator.
Considered to be a messenger between the consciousness and the unconsciousness, the owl is also considered to be a link between the earthly plane and the spiritual plane. In mythology, the owl is the familiar of Diana, goddess of the hunt (who is also associated with the moon). Here, i'm suggesting multiple levels of psychic awareness. protection & the will to hunt down your dreams.
This necklace is composed of sterling silver, cast immortal and oxidized to achieve my obsessive shade of gloomy gray.
The Naja in the photograph hangs from an 18 inch curb chain, oxidized to perfectly match. It is also available on a 16 inch chain.
The Naja is a hair over 1 inch long and a hair over 1 inch at its widest.
*Talons are sharp!
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