"Carnelian Maiden" Pendant Necklace

By Ray Tsalate

Animal: Maiden, Material: Antler
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Ray Tsalate's "Carnelian Maiden" pendant necklace is spectacular. The carved antler Corn Maiden pendant is suspended from a single strand of handmade sterling silver chain links and gorgeous carnelian beads. Carnelian is a stunning brownish-red variety of chalcedony, a beloved mineral throughout time and said to stimulate motivation and positivity. The maiden has calming pen shell eyes and a red coral mouth, plus a Corn kernel body inlaid with crushed pipestone and red coral accents. She wears a turquoise, red coral, variscite and lapis inlaid necklace. Her whorled hair is styled traditionally. The overall length of this breathtaking necklace with a lobster clasp closure is about 25 1/2", not including the maiden pendant part, which itself hangs at about 2 1/2" long. Feminine strength, harmony and an antiqued beauty come from this necklace.