Monday, November 10, 2008

What I like about making jewelry

This earring was found recently beneath a parking lot next to the walls of Jerusalem's old city. It's made of gold, emeralds and a big pearl and is thought to be Roman, from sometime between the 1st century BC and the 4th century AD.
A big part of what like about making jewelry is that humans have been making things to adorn themselves with since the beginning of time. I enjoy being part of that tradition, and love seeing the work of the ancients. It's truly amazing what they were able to do with the tools and materials that were available at the time.

1 comment:

HappyDayArt! said...

I love this old jewelry too. This is particularly pretty!