Zeus - fate
Afghani matte lapis lazuli beaded bracelet adorned with Venetian trading beads dating back to the 1500's. These Venetian beads were traded in the America's with the Natives furs and hides. Lapis Lazuli inspires confidence and self-expression. Named after the King of the Gods, and the god of the sky, weather, law and order, destiny, fate and kingship.
The adornment of beaded jewelry began more than 70,000 years ago. France began making beads as early as 38,000 BC. Greece was the originator of the worry bead, Filigree, and highly decorated ceramic beads, while Italy specialized in Murano and Venetian glass beads. Handcrafted beaded jewelry techniques vary across the globe and nearly all of these techniques are represented in Spivey's collection of beaded bracelets.