Tag Archives: Beads

Jewelry In The Making: Ancient Glass Beads

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The Phoenicians (who resided in present-day Lebanon) became highly skilled at making glass beads by 1200 B.C. They “borrowed many stylistic concepts from those with whom they traded, while developing their own technologies. The Phoenicians buried their dead with great care, interring unique core-formed glass pendants and beads with the deceased (Dubin, 1995:21). The Greek […]

Jewelry In The Making: Quartz

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Quartz is an amazing crystal stone with amazing healing powers! The most abundant element in the Earth and in the human body is silica, and Quartz is silica! “It is one of the building blocks of the immune system and our planet. A master healer, Quartz amplifies energy and optimizes health” (Hall, 2011:164). According to […]

Jewelry In The Making: Beads In Ancient Egypt

In a previous blog, I stated that beads are universal across all times and throughout all of history. More evidence that beads are universal is that almost everyone in ancient Egypt, both men and women, wore beads from predynastic to Ptolemaic times (c. 2100-30 B.C.). Throughout Egyptian history, amulets – jewelry worn to protect against […]

Jewelry In The Making: The Carnelian Stone, Part I

     In the Mediterranean and Near East, Carnelian was a common stone in ancient times. Between 4000 and 3000 B.C., Egypt had natural resources available for beading whereas Mesopotamia did not have such materials available. While Carnelian and Agate came from India and Afghanistan, Lapis Lazuli came from Afghanistan, and gold likely came from […]

Jewelry In The Making: In The Beginning & The Lapis Lazuli Stone

Beads are, and have always been, universal. They have been universal throughout history and the world! This is significant because beads are one of the only aspects of culture that is universal! Even though they are universal, they have different meanings and play different roles across all cultures throughout history. In the early days of […]

My Wearable Art Background

First, I would like to share a brief but funny story about how my business got its name. One evening, I was standing around with a group of friends and we were talking about my wearable art. One of my friends asked me, “Where do you get your beads?” I replied, “Local bead stores and […]

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