Egyptians from the ancient world thought of the deserts stretching out from the Nile and protecting their kingdom on both sides as the “red lands”. This thought inspired this piece featuring faience in warm sand tones coupled with red hand-hewn jasper nuggets. 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 men'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.