Snowflake Obsidian – Orange/Black Pan Chang/Snake

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I like working with two different colors when making Snake knot. I usually work with light colors, but I was quite happy with the result when mixing the black and the bright orange cords.
Even if the snowflakes of the obsidian are more pinkish, I found that the orange enhance the contrast with the black of the pendant.
I choose the Pan Chang knot to tie the pendant to the chain because of its shape, quite similar to the pendant itself.

This long necklace is made of two 2mm satin cords, a orange one and a black one, and a Snowflake Obsidian pendant I bought from the local Port Moody Rock and Gem Club.
It features a Pan Chang knot in the center, and a Snake knot on each side as the chain.

Each knot has a meaning in the Chinese culture.
Thus, the Pan Chang knot is one of the eight Buddhist auspicious symbols, and represent the longevity. It is also used to represent the mysteries of the universe, and it is thought to bring good fortune to the wearer as well as those who view it.
As for the Snake knot, like the animal in the Chinese horoscope, it can bring you good fortune too.
So, as a mix of these Chinese knots, I hope this necklace will be a good fortune charm to its wearer 😉

– chain length : about 46.5 cm / 18.31″
– pendant length : about 5.5 cm / 2.17″

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