Snail necklace is made of a snail shell called Helix pomatia, a terrestrial gastropod found in Europe. They live in forests, open habitats, gardens, wineyards. It lives up to 2100 m above sea level in the Alps. It’s creamy white to light brownish colour fascinated me to make this pendant. I have polished the surface of the shell to make it shine when worn. The pendant comes with a 80 centimeters long silver ball chain. Snails have a rich myths and legends history in different cultures. The spiral of the snail’s shell is symbolic of the moon and it’s phases in Mexico. In ancient Egypt, the spiral was a symbol of progress of life. Old European religions linked snails with farming and agricultural cycles after seeing theit shells after a good rain.
Snail necklace are one of a kind piece from the collection Cycles of Nature made in 2019. Cycles of Nature jewellery collection symbolizes the perfect stage created by nature. There is a source, a connection and motivation. It doesn’t matter which time or place. It’s only one thing and multiple possibilities. I choose work in, and for art, creating jewellery, to make my inner world visible. Colours and forms of biological organisms transformed in my mind.