This is an eclectic, earthy necklace of glass beads from many ancient civilizations- Roman, Islamic, Middle Eastern and others. In all of these cultures, the glassmaker’s art was highly prized as a synthesis of the beauty of nature’s materials and the technical skill of human hands.
Each of these beads would have been considered a precious amulet of spiritual power, and each shows a different pattern, colour, shape, and texture, along with the patina that age creates on objects as they endure in the earth. Eye patterns create protective energy, while stripes and zigzags bring a lively movement and flow. The bottom drop of glass is a very rare piece, and brings focus to the necklace, which also features textured silver disks for a little sparkle, along with my signature serpent hook clasp, also in silver.