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Petroglyph Running Horse Necklace, Picasso Jasper Southwest Jewelry

Item Description

The RUNNING FREE handmade horse pendant necklace combines so many elements to create a gorgeous, piece of Southwest inspired jewelry. Take a look at the photos and you will see: an artisan ceramic stoneware running horse petroglyph pendant with a rustic off white matte glaze, intriguing Picasso jasper gemstone tubes, faceted black onyx and, for a touch of sparkle, smoked topaz Swarovski crystals.  The necklace is a perfect gift for anyone who adores horses and ancient petroglyph symbols, for Mother’s Day, as a birthday gift . . . or just because. With its simple, sleek, stylish design, the beauty is a necklace that will always be treasured and can definitely be worn year round. The RUNNING FREE horse pendant necklace is truly a one of a kind creation, designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, for the woman who adores wearing artisan beaded jewelry.

  • Ceramic petroglyph horse pendant:  app. 30 mm x 5 mm
  • Picasso jasper tubes:  app. 12 mm x 4 mm
  • Faceted black onyx:  app. 4 mm x 3 mm
  • Swarovski crystals:  faceted 4mm “smoked topaz” bicones
  • Metal:  copper
  • Clasp:  copper toggle clasp set
  • Length:  app. 18” / 45.7 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 1.25” / 3.2 cm including copper jump ring bail


***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the petroglyph horse pendant and other elements used to create the RUNNING FREE artisan necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 3 for a size comparison with a quarter.
The unique ceramic pendant used in the RUNNING FREE necklace was created from high fired ceramic for strength and beauty by Christine of beadfreaky.  The rustic pendant features a Southwest style petroglyph horse, running from left to right. The running horse design is raised for wonderful texture.  An off-white glaze in a matte finish was painted into the front of the pendant. During the kiln firing process, the glaze settled to the background leaving the actual horse design showing the natural brown ceramic - a lovely contrast.  The back of the horse pendant is unglazed.
To perfectly highlight the petroglyph horse pendant, Picasso jasper tubes were used.  Commonly called Picasso jasper, the gemstone is actually a marble formed by great heat and pressure deep within the earth from metamorphosed limestone.  The gemstone is aptly named since lined and dotted patterns of iron oxides look like dainty brush strokes of browns, blacks and greys on the surface of the stone.  Most tubes have a lot of “painting” - some looking like miniature landscapes - but some tubes are fairly plain. Be sure to check out all the photos to see the great beauty of the Picasso jasper.  A heavy duty copper jump ring connects the horse pendant to the main body of the necklace.
Between each the first six Picasso jasper tubes can be found a cluster of two faceted black onyx rondelles separated by a single sparkling smoked topaz Swarovski crystal.  A small 2 mm copper bead separates the groupings from the jasper tubes and adds more rich glow to the design. The tubes at the back of the necklace are separated by a single black onyx rondelle and two copper beads.  A trio of black onyx can be found at the two ends of the back of the necklace.
A smooth copper toggle clasp set securely finishes the unique RUNNING FREE horse pendant necklace.

The horse has long been a symbol of power to most cultures and are believed to symbolize strength and vitality and the ability to overcome obstacles in life to pursue goals no matter what may stand on the way.  Picasso Jasper is used as a calming stone and is said to assist in the development of creativity. Black Onyx is believed to be a powerful protective stone and is used as a defense against negative thinking. Although man made, glass (crystals) carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.  Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development.


The RUNNING FREE one of a kind necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio.  The 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 computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.  

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