Hephaestus - fire god
Tibetan wood prayer beads and Nagaland brass beaded bracelet. Named after the Greek God of blacksmiths, metalworking, carpenters, craftsmen, metallurgy, fire, and volcanoes. Hephaestus made all the weapons of the gods in Olympus. He served as the blacksmith of the gods, and was worshipped in the manufacturing and industrial centers of Greece.
The adornment of beaded jewelry began more than 70,000 years ago. Central and South America are known for their wampum and quilt creations, while Native American beadwork usually included a lot of turquoise and silver. Tibetans have created and worn healing beaded bracelets for thousands of years made from different types of wood or bones from yaks that died a natural death. Ancient techniques and rare antique beads are some of the treasures you will find in Spivey's art.