Necklace of Snake Bones and Red Beads
While most people would recoil at the sight of a dead snake, the maker of this necklace saw potential. Using the snake’s dried skin and sun-bleached bones they created this jewellery piece. The resultant necklace captured the interest of Victorian woman Elsie Nicholls who donned it in the 1930s. So much did she love the creation that she brought it with her when she moved to Western Australia in 1946, to settle with her husband Don Carnac on Daldee Farm in Carnamah.