My recent trip to Greece has set me on the trail of discovery into the ancient artifacts and jewelry unearthed from the past. There is a wealth of culture, philosophy and details embedded within and on the structures of the Acropolis in Athens, the carvings on its walls, and amidst the sculptures of the Gods.
The allures of ancient jewelry from all around the world go far beyond their inscriptions and designs. I am inspired by the ancient techniques and craftsmanship used in their creation.
Hidden from plain sight, and contained in their rough edges, is the handiwork of artisans done without the use of technology or precision instruments, giving soul to the jewelry.
These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of. ~George Eliot
This was our inspiration of the week, what is yours?