Robber's Roost Necklace - Sonoran Dendritic Ryolite
The Robber's Roost Necklace - named after the remote canyonlands of Utah, where Butch Cassidy and his cohorts in the Wild Bunch hid out between horseback train heists & bank robberies. The Sonoran Dendritic Ryolite that makes the centrepiece of this necklace is a beautiful crimson red that takes me back to sunsets in the canyons, with dendritic inclusions that look like Joshua trees and sagebrush. This stone is mined from a small claim in Mimbres County, New Mexico. I created two soaring hawks to flank the pendant on either side, with a mustang on the back side, accompanied by my maker's mark and a purity stamp, forged to look like stars in the night sky.
It hangs from a long, sterling silver link and cable chain that is so, so pretty; dainty yet sturdy, and measuring approximately 24 inches from end to end, plus the length of the pendant + the fringe (add about 2 extra inches). It's adjustable and can be worn at various lengths: 20, 22, or 24 inches. Oxidized satin finish for an old world feel.
All handcrafted using traditional silversmithing techniques, with my own two hands and a lot of heart and soul. Each North Star Silver order comes lovingly packaged and ready for gift-giving. I use GOTS-certified organic cotton jewelry bags and/or 100% post consumer recycled kraft jewelry boxes with natural cotton filling. All orders come with a jewelry care card.
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