History Hop Challenge :- Paleolithic Style
I was very inspired by this hop! Prehistory being my thing and all.
I have had endless fun rubbing shells and some of my lampwork beads with real red ochre for the authentic look and sourcing shell and bone beads to add to what will probably be a multi strand necklace.
The little shells havn't taken up the ochre very well so I have decided to pop them in my tumbler to roughen them up a bit to see if that helps with staining. The glass beads have stained very well.
I am particularly pleased with the stone like look of my lampwork focal. When it is put with this round bone bead it makes me think of a human form, so I intend to string it like this some how.
I have been thinking about hanging the focal "upside down" because a fair few of the "Goddess" Figures I have seen in museums and such have a hole at their feet. It is believed that they were hung like that so the wearer could hold them in their hand while being worn and thus see them the right way up.
As you can see it is not finished yet. I hope to finish it soon but practically it may be the new year before I get there. I may need a bead stringing guru to help me work out the construction part of it. All offers and suggestions gratefully received.
Full list of participants:
Leah Curtis (hostess) - Beady Eyed Bunny
Julia Hay - Pandanimal
Rachel Mallis - Mint Monarch
Robin Reed - Artistry HCBD
YeeLen Spirit Designs (will be revealing on Dec. 12th, please check back then!)
Karin G. - Gingko et Coquelicot
Laura Bailey Taskey