This story was a simplified retelling of a portion of one of my favourite novels, ‘The Iron Ring’ by Lloyd Alexander. Go now to your library and check this book out, and if you find yourself making jewelry inspired by the reading of it, by all means, post a link! I’d love to see a picture!
The Iron Ring has given me numerous ideas for jewelry; many of which are still in the works at this time. This is the first completed one. That amulet was sitting around in my bead box for years. I never could quite think what to do with it, until the day I realized it matched my serpentine beads. (By the way, it really is called serpentine; and no, I didn’t pick the stone for its name!) The amulet is carved with the likeness of Shesha the serpent prince, and along the necklace there are pearls, serpentine and turquoise beads.