The Branch Bail Serpent (Staff of Esculapius) features a solid sterling serpent and staff with a posterior branch that functions at the bail. I did this to give the pendant a more natural organic feel and to make the pendant more prominent due to the chain or leather passing behind. I also made the snake smooth and carved ridges and furrows into the staff to depict bark and to give the piece contrasting features.
Branch Bail Serpent
Length = 31 mm