One more work in the Orobouros series of pieces, this time in cast Argentium sterling silver. The surface has been hand-finished to a mirror shine.
The serpent's eyes are cast-in-place synthetic Alexandrite gemstones. This gem exhibits a fascinating property: the color changes depending on what kind of light is shining on it. Under incadescent lighting (as was used for this photo), the eyes appear purple to maroon. However, in sunlight, the alexandrite is an aquamarine blue.
This piece is strung as a pendant, masses 16.7 grams, and is ~4cm across.