If you want a bold but simple statement, this is your necklace.
The wonderful black obsidian stone has a natural fan shape with layers of texture and subtle color variations. When it catches the light, shades of black, and graphite with a silvery reflection become obvious. I wrapped the stone in metallic gold leather with a leather loop. I hand braided bold and black leather to create the chain. I formed the ends into a knot and loop closure.
Obsidian is formed when lava cools. There are many beliefs about obsidian, it has been called the “stone of truth” and said to encourage the surfacing of secrets and hidden emotions. A quick online search will reveal beliefs about healing powers and much more. Whatever powers it is said to possess, it definitely possesses the power to enchant with its beauty.
The leather chain is a little more than 18 inches long. The obsidian piece is approximately 5 1/2 inches long from top to the longest point and about 3 inches wide. Because of the size, it has a bit of weight to it.