Southwest Horse Petroglyph Necklace, Picasso Jasper Pearls Zia Sun Spiral Handmade Jewelry

Item Description

The earthy RUN FREE handmade necklace is a perfect gift for the woman who loves horses and jewelry with the colors of the Southwest canyonlands.  The artisan necklace features a high quality, lead free pewter pendant, Picasso jasper gemstone tubes, pearls and sterling silver.  The two-sided hammered pewter pendant has a wonderfully rustic appeal to it.  One side is etched with a pair of running horses petroglyphs, a running horse glyph that can be found at many ancient sites worldwide.  A Zia inspired spiral can be found on the opposite side.  The pewter pendant was oxidized and then polished to bring out all the beautiful detail.  A heavy gauge sterling silver jumpring connects the horse pendant to the rest of main body of the necklace securely.


Looking as they were individually hand painted, the well-named Picasso jasper gemstone tubes has a wide range of Desert Southwest colors.  The colors range from yellow ochre, through many shades of gray and brick red.  Each jasper tube is unique due to the unique swirls and dots of colors that each one has.  Separating each Picasso jasper tubes are slightly oblong pearls, either singly or in groups of three.  The freshwater pearls are an earthy ochre color, a perfect complement to the colors of the jasper.  Small sterling silver beads separate the jasper from the pearls, adding a lovely glow.  A sterling silver toggle clasp set with pyramid granulation adornment finish the necklace.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the RUN FREE petroglyph horse pendant was created for the woman who loves jewelry that is free at heart.



  • Running petroglyph horses pewter pendant:  app. 22 mm x 3 mm
  • Picasso jasper tubes:  app. App. 13 mm x 5 mm
  • Freshwater pearls:  app. 5 mm x 4 mm
  • Metal:  lead free pewter (pendant) and sterling silver
  • Clasp:  sterling silver toggle clasp set
  • Length:  app. 18.25” / 46.4 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 1” / 2.54 cm


For a better understanding of the relative size of the horses petroglyph pewter pendant and other elements used to create the RUN FREE artisan necklace, please be sure to check out photo #6 for a size comparison with a quarter.

Horses 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.  Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality. Picasso Jasper is used as a calming stone and assists in the development of creativity.  Pearls are used to spread loving vibrations; they promote sincerity, truth and loyalty.  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 RUN FREE horse 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!   

***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.  

Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry
for the Discerning Woman

N2156 - 03-26-17



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