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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ceramic Chieftain Necklace

Sometimes I go to the Novica website,, 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!