Orion - the hunter
Fossil Mastodon bone from the Sahara, matte onyx and faceted sapphire 9mm beaded bracelet. Named after the Greek hunter Orion, whose names translates "the light of the heaven." Orion was a man of gigantic proportion, an avid hunter of great skill with the ability to walk on water, a true warrior. Upon his death he was placed among the stars.
The adornment of beaded jewelry began more than 70,000 years ago. Back in the day, bead craftsman were expected to keep the bead-making skills a secret and in some cases risked their lives if they leaked valuable methods. Handcrafted beaded jewelry techniques vary across the globe and nearly all of these techniques are represented in Spivey's collection of beaded bracelets.