Saturday, 23 February 2013

Owl Bracelets and necklaces

Quite recently I created a few new micro macrame bracelets featuring owls. Owl jewelry has become very popular lately and I thought I would incorporate them into a few of my new pieces..

As always I try and do a little research to find out if what I am creating has any relation with ancient Egypt. It often surprises me that on most occasions it does and this time is no exception.

There is not a lot of evidence out there about owls in ancient Egypt but the owl is used in the hieroglyphic alphabet as the letter M. It is quite unusual to as it stares straight at you. The owl is also said to have been the symbol of Thoth. God of wisdom and writing. Maybe that is why the symbol of the owl was used in the hieroglyph alphabet. There is also some evidence to suggest that they we also guardians of the underworld.

Below are some of my latest owl bracelets and just one necklace. Hope you enjoy them.