St Francis and Dog Necklace, Rice Krispie Pearls Red Coral Pewter Handmade Jewelry for Women

Item Description

The ST. FRANCIS handmade necklace is perfect for any woman who has a deep, abiding love for animals or the environment . . . or both.  The meaningful necklace features a rustic St. Francis and friends round pewter pendant.  Highlighting the pendant are glowing rice krispie pearls, red coral to add a pop of color, pewter evil eye rondelle beads and sterling silver.  the ST FRANCIS pendant necklace was carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the woman who loves inspirational, spiritual jewelry


***  Please note:  The ST. FRANCIS necklace is a part of my line of dog rescue jewelry.  When sold, 50% of the purchase price will be donated to the local Humane Society.



  • St. Francis pendant:  app. 24 mm (not counting bail) x 3 mm; lead free pewter
  • Rice krispie pearls:  on average, app. 7 mm x 6 mm; some a bit larger, some a bit smaller
  • Red coral:  app. 4 mm
  • Evil eye rondelles:  app. 5 mm x 4 mm; lead free
  • Metal:  pewter and sterling silver
  • Length:  app. 19” / 48.3 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 1.25” / 3.2 cm, including the bail and jump ring



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


The enchanting St. Francis pendant was cast in the U.S. from lead free pewter and has the glow of fine, old silver.  As you can see from the photos, the pendant has a wonderfully rustic look to it with raised detailing.  In the center of the pendant, St. Francis is standing with one hand raised and one hand on the head of a faithful (wolf) dog, blessing the animal.  Above the dog’s head is a sun symbol.  Behind St. Francis are two flying birds, doves of peace.  Around the upper edge of the pendant, the words “St. Francis of Assisi” is written.  The back of the pendant is smooth.  A heavy duty sterling silver jump ring connects the pendant to the main body of the necklace.


The rice krispie pearls used to in the artisan necklace have an amazing luster and complement the glow of the pewter flawlessly.  Due to their resemblance to the breakfast cereal of the same name, rice krispie pearls are normally somewhat oval in shape but are covered in bumps and ridges, each one with its own personality.  The color ranges from many shades of peachy beige, some with more of a pinkish cast and one that is more violet.


To add bright pops of color, fiery red coral rounds (that are permanently dyed) were placed between each grouping of pearls, two rounds separated by lead free pewter rondelles with a symbol to protect against the evil eye.  Small sterling silver beads separate each grouping.  Five red coral rounds finish the back of the necklace.  A sterling silver s-clasp set with a raised leaf design completes necklace.


St. Francis is the patron saint and protector of animals and the environment.  Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality. Pearls are used to spread loving vibrations; they promote sincerity, truth and loyalty.  Red Coral is said to calm life, to restore harmony in the event of an emotional conflict.  Evil eye beads are used to keep away bad luck.  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 ST. FRANCIS artisan 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

N2166 - 05-16-17




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