Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Birds & Petals on a Vine of Coil Beads

This necklace is made up of Chinese blue glass coil beads and little glass ornaments consisting of blue birds and petals. Estimated age of beads and ornaments from the Liao-Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368AD). The birds and petals are made of blue glass to imitate turquoise which was a much sought after semiprecious stone in those days. I speculate that the birds and petals had originally been used as buttons or hair accessories. I composed this necklace in 2005.

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