Yaroslava Muzyka (Stefanovych) was born in Zaliztsi in Ternopil region on January 10, 1894. She died on November 24, 1973, in Lviv. She was an artist of diverse preferences and talent. She turned to graphic art – linocuts, woodcuts, drypoint, monotyping; painting – oil, tempera, gouache, encaustic; mosaic and enamel, on glass, grattage on gold or silver foil, batik, embossing on leather, embossing on metal. She studied drawing and painting at the L. Podhorodecki Free Academy of Fine Arts in Lviv, and at the Academy André Lhote in Paris. In 1928 she trained as an art restorer at the I. Grabar Central State Restoration Workshop in Moscow. She also worked at the National Museum in the restoration workshop. Yaroslava Muzyka was one of the founders of the Association of Independent Ukrainian Artists (AIUA), a Ukrainian public art organization that operated in Lviv from 1931–1939. In 1937, the artist learned the difficult technique of burning enamel objects by attending Maria Dolnytska classes in Lviv. She also taught herself from French and German enamelling books. The artist worked in the technique of bulk (scenic, painted) and cloisonne enamel. The favourite subjects of her enamel works were: Hutsul demonology, pagan mythology, beliefs of ancient Slavs, the works of T.G. Shevchenko, images of animals, female portraits.
The pendant is shaped like a snake, with its head in the centre and its body forming a spiralling circle.