ANN SAHLSTROM

Yuma Online Art Gallery, art by deb welcomes local artist Ann Sahlstrom a member of Village Art Gallery as she joins us in sharing her hand made jewelry on the world wide web.
 
Good luck Ann
 


DESERT PRAYER
BEADED NECKLACE

CLOSEUP OF DESERT PRAYER 

CLOSE UP OF IVORY RABBIT

 

WRAPPED NECKLACE
WITH BIRD


CLOSE UP OF BIRD


BUTTERFLY LADY


CLOSE UP OF BUTTERFLY LADY

BEADED CROSS


CLOSE UP OF BEADED CROSS

BEADED NECKLACE



CLOSE UP OF BEADED NECKLACE

Village Art Gallery is a non profit art gallery in Yuma, Arizona. When you purchase artwork from a member of Village Art Gallery the profits help school students get the art supplies they need to participate in shows throughout the year.

Yuma Online Art Gallery, art by deb features Ann Sahlstrom a local artists and member of Village Art Gallery. You can support your local artists by visiting Village Art Gallery online or at the gallery itself.

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Information about Beaded Jewelry

Beads have been used to create jewelry and adorn costumes since the dawn of time. If you were to look back on the Ice Age you would discover small objects crafted of natural "beads" including animal bones and teeth, seashells and colorful stones. These items were usually attached to clothe or plant fibers to form the most primitive forms of beaded jewelry.


Beading jewelry symbolizes many different things for different people; different cultures have associated beads with varying spiritual beliefs, cultural customs and social traditions. Beads, like many other cheap jewelry items, have been used throughout time to adorn the bodies of men and women alike, signifying power, beauty and the human spirit.
The very first actual "beads" that have been discovered date back to about 38,000 BC. Making by cavemen, these beads were crafted from animal parts. In later times, beads were crafted as symbols of fertility and animal spirits.


During the stone age, beads were crafted primarily to adorn the body; they were also used for trading on occasion however. A couple thousand years later, beads were crafted out of coral and other "precious" substances. In ancient Greece there evidence that carnelian beads and beads made of wealthy members worn lapis lazuli of society. The use of semi-precious stone beads began to become more popular about 2800 BC among the Syrians, who fashioned beads of materials like agate and serpentine.

Since that time beaded jewelry has become more and more valuable and popular. Gold and other semi-precious stones are often used to craft beaded jewelry.
Perhaps the most popular form of beaded jewelry is glass jewelry. Evidence of the first glass beads suggests that glassmaking was common in Mesopotamia around 2180 BC. Glass beads were popular then and are popular now in part because of their durability and inexpensive pricing. The Egyptian and Phoenician culture are well known for their use of glass to make beaded jewelry. Beading jewelry was commonly found buried with wealthy pharaohs in the ancient tombs of Egypt, though it was not uncommon for glass beads to be buried with poor families as well.

Source: http://www.prlog.org/10403234-history-of-beaded-jewelry.html
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