Hades - abundance
Bone and lava rock beaded bracelet. Named after the Greek God of the underworld. Hades is most often represented as a more mature man, bearded and holding a scepter, a two-pronged spear, a libation vase, or a cornucopia - symbolic of the mineral and vegetable wealth which comes from the ground.
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.
Handcrafted beaded jewelry techniques vary across the globe and nearly all of these techniques are represented in Spivey's collection of beaded bracelets.