This Snake chain was super fun to make, He is very similar to previous snakes I have made except the Silver I forged him with started as an ingot with a bunch of 18k Gold fuzed to one side of it, once stretched and pulled into a wire I twisted the wire, which I then used to make the chain. The chain making technique used here is an ancient one, where each individual link is premade and they are then all knit together. Since learning it I have been noticing it in old greek, egyptian, and viking jewelry.
the clasp is formed as the head and tail of a snake, with her Gold stripe forged right through the center of the ingot she was carved from.
I oxidized the silver black with Liver of Sulphur, LOS does not effect the gold which gives this incredible contrast between the metals, as you wear this chain the oxidization will wear off, which will give a really nice worn look that I normally put onto my chains, but the contrast between the silver and gold will not be as defined. If you want to refresh her patina you can clean the piece with a toothbrush and no additive dish soap, dry her, then leave her in a Tupperware container with some hard boiled eggs, the sulphur in the eggs will redarken her over a few hours, make sure she is not touching the egg, but is enclosed with it. I would probably rinse her after! if that's too much of a hassle you can ship her to me anytime for a proper LOS and free refresh!