Nefertiti, the famous queen of Egypt, was given a name that means ‘The Beautiful One Has Come”. How’s that for romantic?
No doubt Nefertiti was beautiful (as we can see from the sculptures made of her) but beyond that, she was a remarkable queen in her own right, navigating one of the most turbulent times in her country’s history while maintaining the love of her husband and the loyalty of her people. And, (getting back to jewelry!), Nefertiti, like her fellow Egyptians, likely shared a passionate love for the color blue.
Woven in a netted style, this lovely pair combines rich cobalt blue with raw cut turquoise briolettes. Both of these colors were beloved to the ancient Egyptians. (see my blog post on “Blue”)
Length: 4 inches from earlobe; not for the faint of heart, but these are definitely a statement earring!
Materials: glass seed beads, natural faceted Turquoise briolettes, natural lapis lazuli beads, and bronze ear hardware. (fish hook style, but can be changed to suit your preference)
I love to read about history, and being somewhat imaginative (!) when I’ve read about a certain time or certain men or women in history that did great things, the memory and feeling of that ‘journey’ stays with me for days, often finding its way into my work. I didn’t set out to make something that reminded me of the woman who has been called ‘the most beautiful woman who ever lived’ but somehow my weaving fingers brought to life what my mind had been mulling over.
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Love cobalt blue? Click here to see a coordinating bracelet woven from vintage cobalt blue glass beads!