The deep green tones of the faience beads in this necklace are found in many amulets and necklaces from Egypt’s time of the Pharaohs. Green Faience was thought and believed by the ancient Egyptians to be a symbol of the waters of the Nile where Hathor, the Goddess of Love would often purify herself.
I entirely handcraft all of my jewelry and kiln-fire all my Egyptian faience beads. The techniques and artistry I practice are exactly those which were 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 men's bracelet 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.
This bracelet is strung on a stretchy cord made of durable elastic silicone and slips easily on and off the wrist. The bracelet is 8 inches in circumference; a standard size for men. Please contact me if you would like a custom size made.