Momma Opossum Necklace


Three of the cutest little beings going for a midnight stroll together. With two of her tiny sweet babies cuddled onto her back, they watch the stars. Opossum moms are so protective of their young and carry them with her wherever she goes. The definition of "attachment parenting". Her babies are born about the size of a bee and then climb into her fur lined pouch on her lower abdomen. The babies will grow and eat while in her pouch and eventually climb up onto her back. Once they are too big to hold on, and fall off of her, they usually then start fending for themselves!

Virginia opossums are the only marsupial in North America making them even more amazing. They help us as nature's clean up crew eating things that are deceased and decayed, as well as ticks in our yards, and other small animals and plant material. Unfortunately many people believe that they are rabies carriers and that is simply untrue. Because an opossum's body temperature is naturally lower, the rabies virus cannot take hold. Sadly, a possum's life span in the wild is only about 1-2 years. So, if you see one, love them and thank them for being such beautiful creatures!

I believe that opossums are one of the most misunderstood creatures and I had hoped that if I made something to wear, people would take notice and ask more about them. Show them in a better light as they deserve. These animals are a necessary part of our environment and world and deserve our positive attention. I really hope that this one of a kind pendant will do just that. 

This piece is made entirely from recycled sterling silver. It was created in several layers of silver giving the momma and babies sweet details and personality. The trees bow and bend with growth, topped with bushy clumps of leaves. The starry night sky behind them twinkling between the trees. Mushrooms and flowers surround them on their adventure.

The pendant itself is 2.75 inches wide and 1.5 inches tall. The hand pieced necklace that was made especially for this special pendant measures about 20 inches long. There will never be another necklace on the Earth such as this. 

Completed one of a kind designs such as this momma opossum pendant will be packaged up and mailed off to you within 3-5 business days. 

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