Iris - messenger
Tourmaline and sterling silver skull beaded bracelet. Tourmaline with its myriad of colors attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity. Named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow and the messenger of the Olympian gods. Iris was the link between heaven and earth, traveling to all areas of the cosmos, quicker than any other god.
Historically bead craftsman were expected to keep 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. Nearly all of these techniques are represented in Spivey's collection of beaded bracelets.