This necklace I fashioned after some of the wonderful jewelry that came out of Egypt’s Middle Dynasty. I focused on a contrast between the rough-hewn diamond shaped faience in Nile green and the brecciated green jasper. The toggle clasp and decorative spacers are all sterling silver.
I entirely handcraft all of my jewelry and kiln-fire all my Egyptian faience beads. The techniques and artistry I practice is exactly that which was practiced by the magnificent artisans serving the Pharaohs and Queens of ancient Egypt. The sintered-quartz ceramic I make is made from the exact same minerals the Egyptians drew from the sands of their deserts and the silts of the Nile.
This women's necklace is from my “em hotep” collection. “Em hotep” was a common Egyptian phrase one used to wish a friend or loved one peace and happiness.