Ancient-Inspired Collar

This piece isn’t inspired by any particular artifact, but more by the many I’ve looked at and then wondered “what if” after. The result is a completely unique collar-style necklace that’s fit for a Pharaoh and looks like it belongs in a museum!

Carnelian and Lapis Lazuli Collar:

Carnelian, lapis lazuli, and pyrite in a double-stranded, alternating design. $110

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Artifact-Inspired Jewelry

While most of my pieces are inspired more broadly by various figures and stories in mythology, I do (as a trained archaeologist) also sometimes draw from particular ancient artifacts. These are the pieces I have available in my shop currently inspired by specific artifacts excavated by my academic sisters/brothers from beneath the sands:

Tanis Tomb Necklace:

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Inspired by a necklace from the tomb of Pseunesses I, created for the daughter of an Assyrian diplomat in Egypt. Bloodstone and gold filigree and “stardust” beads. $48

Egyptian Carnelian Necklace:

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Inspired by an Ancient Egyptian necklace dating from 664-525 BC.Carnelian beads with turquoise opaque Czech glass spacer seed beads. $47

Cyprus Treasure Necklace:

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Inspired by a necklace from the so-called Second Cyprus Treasure. Large freshwater pears and green marble rectangle beads. $54.

And I’d like  to take this moment to give a shout-out to my fellow archaeologists who devote their lives to the study of ancient artifacts, who excavate the treasures of the past in some of the most dangerous places on Earth, and who (especially recently) have given their lives to protect those beloved shards of history.

Glasses Chains!

I don’t personally wear glasses, but everyone else in my family does and so I’ve been inspired to make beaded glasses chains. (And if you’re like me and don’t wear eyeglasses, they also work great on sunglasses!) All feature relatively small, lightweight beads so they won’t cause headaches and are finished with (depending on the design) either black or clear-white rubber grips. And of course–inspired by archaeology and lore!


Egyptian-Inspired:

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Lapis lazuli rondelles, red bamboo coral rounds, and turquoise howlite tubes in a design very reminiscent of ancient Egyptian jewelry. $27

Celtic Knots:

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Two connectors featuring an abstract variation on the Celtic Shield knot with unakite and bloodstone. $25

Celtic Diamonds:

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Sterling silver-plated diamond knot beads with fancy jasper and bloodstone. $24

Focus and Memory II:

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Since my first focus and memory chain was put on layaway almost immediately I created a second variation with some different stones, shapes, and patterns, but based on the same inspiration: stones described in gem-lore to help with concentration, focus, stress-relief, and enhancing memory. Carnelian, amethyst, hematite, smoky quartz, and black obsidian. $25

Nazar:

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A fun protection against the Evil Eye, featuring Nazar-style eye beads and multicolored glass seed beads. $18