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Running Horses Petroglyph Necklace, Black White Turquoise Jewelry Gift

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The eye-catching RUNNING FREE handmade necklace is a perfect gift for the woman who loves horses,  the idea of running free and Southwest petroglyph symbols.  The one of a kind artisan necklace features a high quality, lead free pewter pendant, black onyx tubes, white jasper tubes, vintage turquoise heishe and sterling silver.  The two-sided hammered pewter pendant, artisan designed and hand cast in the U.S., has a wonderfully rustic appeal to it.  One side is etched with a pair of running horses petroglyphs -  running horse glyphs are found at many ancient sites worldwide.  To add even more interest, a Zia inspired spiral sun is found on the opposite side (see photo #1).  The pewter pendant was oxidized and then polished to a reflective  finish (you can see the red of my shirt reflected in some photos) to bring out all the beautiful detailing.  A heavy gauge sterling silver jump ring connects the horse pendant to the main body of the necklace securely.
Black onyx tubes, white jasper tubes and vintage turquoise heishe complement the Southwest petroglyph designs perfectly.  The hand cut gemstone tubes are polished to a high gloss so reflect the light beautifully when the necklace is worn.  The tubes were set in a colorblocked design for added eye appeal:  two black onyx tubes, three white jasper tubes, three black onyx tubes, three white jasper tubes and finishing with two black onyx tubes.  Between each gemstone tube, separated by a small sterling silver bead on each side, is a single piece of genuine vintage turquoise heishe.  The turquoise heise is “rough cut” so each piece is just a bit different in size and finish.  The colors of the turquoise run from pale blue through a darker green, some with matrix, some without.  A sleek sterling silver toggle clasp finishes the necklace beautifully.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the RUNNING FREE petroglyph pendant was created for the woman who loves horse jewelry that is free at heart.

  • Running petroglyph horses pewter pendant:  app. 22 mm x 3 mm (0.87” x 0.19”); designed by Renne Martig
  • Hand cut black onyx tubes:  app. 12 mm x 4 mm, some a bit longer, some a bit shorter
  • Hand cut white jasper tubes:  app. 12 mm x 4 mm, some a bit longer, some a bit shorter
  • Rough cut turquoise heishe:  app. 4 mm x 4 mm; some a bit bigger, some a bit smaller
  • Metal:  pewter and sterling silver
  • Clasp:  sterling silver toggle clasp
  • Length:  app. 18” / 45.7 cm 
  • Pendant drop:  app. 1” / 2.54 cm including the sterling jump ring bail

***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the petroglyph horses pendant and gemstone tubes used to create the RUNNING FREE necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a quarter.

Horses symbolize strength and vitality and the ability to overcome obstacles in life to pursue goals no matter what may stand on the way.  A spiraling sun represents the path of life and  harmony.  Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality.  Black Onyx is believed to be a powerful protective stone and brings balance to mind and body.  White Jasper is thought to lift spirits and bring joy, nurturing our desire for calm.  Turquoise, a gemstone sacred to the Navajo, Zuni and other Native Americans, is a stone of wholeness, promoting a sense of unity with all that surrounds us. 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 beautiful RUNNING FREE horses pendant 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!   
***  The jewelry in my shop is photographed outside in natural light.  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 own monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.


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