Curious about the inspiration behind our new collection of handmade wax cast jewelry designs? I've compiled some of the source imagery that I was referencing while making each piece to give you a little window into the jewelry design process. As a vintage and antique jewelry lover and dealer these new designs are antique inspired with a deep appreciate for timeless, symbolic jewelry of the past. I hope you enjoy this little window into my jewelry obsessed brain (haha) and hope you love the new pieces as much as I do! xoxo
The Snake Crystal Necklace was inspired by antique Art Deco and Victorian snake jewelry and a fondness for Victorian snake rings with stones set in their heads.
The shape for the evil eye charm necklace was inspired by ancient Egyptian eye of Horus amulets.
Serpentine's wax cast snake bracelet was inpsired by ouroboros images (a snake eating its own tail).
The coiled snake necklace (& earrings) were modeled after a vintage snake pin that was once sold as part of our vintage jewelry collection (first image) and a vintage spiral snake clip on earring design.
The spider/ spiderweb charm necklace was inspired by antique Victorian and Edwardian jewelry designs that feature this motif as well as the imagery of an antique witchy spiderweb book cover pictured above.
Serpentine's snake skull charm necklace draws inspiration from antique memento mori jewelry as well as a Victorian banded agate snake brooch that was once sold as part of our antique jewelry collection.
Our In Memory Of carved charm necklace was based off antique Victorian mourning jewelry and in particular the locket pictured in the center which is a piece from my personal collection that I wear daily (it holds a photo of a beloved pet and was a great comfort throughout the grief process).
The lucky horseshoe charm necklace was inspired by an antique Victorian brooch design.
The lucky moon 13 charm necklace was based off an antique Italian copper protection amulet in the collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum.
Serpentine's scarab beetle charm necklace was naturally inspired by antique Egyptian designs, a love of antique insect jewelry and this vintage gold scarab charm necklace in particular.