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Monday, August 2, 2010

Back to Jewelry

Break Time Over
And Back to Creating Jewelry

Lapis, Coral, Cinnabar, Turquoise, Chinese Coin, Jade, Shell, Sterling Silver

Bracelets, specifically.

Did you know the popularity of bracelets dates back to Roman times?

Stones and glass were often used in Roman bracelets. Gemstones were commonly found set in eyes. Open bands were cut to represent a row of ivy and entwined with pearls. Many of the leaf and berry bracelets were heavily adorned with decorative glass. The wealthier women could be seen wearing bracelets layered in bezel set emeralds.

Check back for more information about bracelets....more photos too.

1 comment:

  1. Your necklace is gorgeous and I love the history on Roman bracelets. Your talents never cease to amaze :)
    Sorry I missed you in Tahoe... maybe I'll come back again for a few days soon and I could do a post about you?
    Say Hi to Terry for me.