Chunky Snowflake Obsidian Handmade Necklace, Pewter Sterling Gemstone Artisan Jewelry

Item Description

Bold, beautiful and classy, the BLACK MAGIC gemstone necklace is a real head turner.  Artisan made, it features stunning snowflake obsidian rounds that are separated by high quality, lead free pewter hogan beads in the front and sterling silver beads in the back.  This handmade beauty can do triple duty:  perfect for the office, a night on the town or when you just want to kick back in a white shirt and black jeans.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the BLACK MAGIC necklace is definitely for the woman who adores unique, one of a kind jewelry.

  • Snowflake obsidian:  app. 18 mm
  • Pewter hogan beads:  app. 10 mm x 8 mm
  • Sterling silver beads:  app. 4 mm
  • Metal:  lead free pewter and sterling silver
  • Clasp:  sterling silver hook clasp set
  • Length:  app. 19”, but, because of the size of the gemstones, it wears more like an 18” necklace

The gorgeous gemstones used in the BLACK MAGIC necklace are called snowflake obsidian, a glossy black volcanic glass that looks like it has been peppered with white or grayish snowflakes.  Obsidian forms when lava cools quickly.  But when the lava cools more slowly, needle-like crystals of cristobalite ( a type of quartz) begin to form, causing the snowflake design.  

The snowflake obsidian rounds are a large size that definitely shows the snowflake pattern beautifully.  Each round has its own personality since each is different.  Some have more “snowflakes” showing less black; some have less snowflakes showing more contrasting black.  The glow with a high polish finish.

Between the front nine gemstone rounds, I placed lovely lead free pewter beads in a traditional Native American hogan (bicone) shape.  Since the pewter beads are lead free and very high quality, they gleam just like sterling silver (without the sterling price!) but don’t tarnish like sterling.  The beads are textured around the middle and at each end to add even more beauty.  Between the last.  Between the last snowflake obsidian beads at the back of the necklace, 4 mm sterling silver beads were used.  

A sterling silver hook clasp set used to finish the necklace has a flowing look and a rope and dot design near the bottom loop.  It was connected to the BLACK MAGIC necklace with sterling silver wire protectors and then double crimped for added protection.  Sterling silver crimp covers mimic 3 mm sterling beads for a professional finish.

For a better understanding of the relative size of the mandala pendant and pearls used in the BLACK MAGIC artisan gemstone necklace, please be sure to check out photo #5 for a size comparison with a quarter.

Snowflake Obsidian is believed to assist with clarity & logic; it is said to bring both purity & balance to body, mind and spirit and helps to heighten our awareness of love and beauty.  Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality.  Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.


The BLACK MAGIC handmade necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!

***Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.

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