The spotted salamander is one of those adorable creatures that is very good at hiding. Many people never see even one of them in their lifetime. If you have been lucky enough to meet one, you know how chubby and unique they are! Almost slate black bodies with bright yellow spots, their bright patterns warning predators that they not only are toxic, but taste really, really gross. Their misshapen yellow spots number anywhere from 17 to 78, and dot them down their entire bodies of between 6-7 inches. I especially love that we both have little muffin top stomach rolls.
This one of a kind piece was made from scratch from sterling silver. From melted down silver, shaped, and carved, the little salamander was born. She was given an oak leaf to live on where an ecosystem of its own grows. The pendant itself is about 3 inches across and is part of a hand pieced necklace that measures 20.5 inches long. A heart clasp holds the necklaces safe. On the oak leaf grows clusters of Mycena polygramma mushrooms with their grooved tops, a tiny grouping of pixie cup lichens above the salamander, and three little wasp galls on the bottom right. A kaleidoscope variscite teardrop stone was chosen specifically for this necklace because of the "spotty" pattern that I have never seen before. This is a necklace that was made for those that love nature and the tiny forest floor creatures!
Already completed one of a kind designs such as this spotted salamander necklace will be packaged up sweetly and mailed off to you within 3-5 business days.
*$100 from the sale of this one of a kind necklace will be donated to The Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy at https://arcprotects.org/about/ in Kentucky. They work to do on the ground conservation. Not just educating, but DOING work to help save these animals.*