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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ceramic Chieftain Necklace


Sometimes I go to the Novica website, http://www.Novica.com, to check out what's new over there.

Novica is an arm of National Geographic, and always features jewelry, paintings, home decor and other categories from around the world.

I picked out this simple ceramic necklace, Chieftain, because I love pre-Hispanic influences in sculpture and spend quite a bit of time at my local museums, both photographing and enjoying it. Someday, I hope to do some beads based on this culture too.

This piece is made by Dina, (Ubaldina Paucar Achancaray) who was born in Cuzco, Peru. Her dad was a painter and Dina attended an artisan school and studied many crafts.

I hope you get a chance to cruise around this website and visit all kinds of artists and their work. It might just give you a flash of inspiration to head in a new direction. What fun!