This is my second History Hop Challenge — which challenges participants to create a piece of jewellery inspired by the style of, or using materials from that era. There were 17 historical periods to choose from this time around and I picked ‘Native American’.
I’ve made a Native American maiden which I intend to turn into a brooch. I was a tourist in the United States a few years ago, and I saw many similar Native American maidens being sold as souvenirs at roadside tourist markets – often as earrings. I’ve used a traditional Native American colour palette and my maiden is hand-woven using brick stick which is also known as Apache stitch.
Note: I can’t take credit for the design – I found it on the internet, but unfortunately with no link to the name of the original artist so I’m unsure of its origins.
Thanks for stopping by. Now, it’s time to hop along and check out what time periods the other participants were inspired by and see what jewellery designs they have created. You can find the full list of participants for this History Hop on the Beady Eyed Bunny’s blog.