Saturday, December 12, 2015

History Hop, Reveal day!

I don't remember when the History Blog Hop first began but I was there and here am I again!  Hosted by the talented Leah Curtis of Beady Eyed Bunny.
Since the beginning I liked the idea of finding my way back to history, I was pretty good in the field of history but It was sometimes hard to remember all the dates you need to know by heart!
Since I was a little girl (that mean hundred year ago...Lol) I have been fascinated by Aborigines and their culture and how they made it on the other side of the world.
Well, about a month ago, I was lucky again to see another documentary which was related to their journey but also how they came to survive. I was so fascinated by the documentary that I did not realize it was 2am and that I have to wake up at 5:30 am that morning! :)
It wasn't like this one was the first time I saw or read informations about them but you all know how it is to be drawn to something and you just can't stop watching or reading it.  
So, when I saw what Leah had chosen for the History Bloghop this year, my mind wandered to Australia!

The purpose of this blog hop is to create a piece of jewelry (or wearable art) inspired by a period in history, Leah said.

 I have been experimenting in a new field in my jewelry creations.  Making my own ceramic beads and recently I ran into someone that I have known for a long time but had not told her that I make jewelry.  Well I was finally telling her about my jewelry. (I don't know why but for some reason I don't often tell people that I make jewelry). 
When we were talking we realized that we shared the same love of clay. I asked her, if she could guide me into my Paleolithic adventure! 
With her great help, I created a ceramic pendant on which I drew some Aboriginal cave art and of course, since I am here in Europe, I also venture in France and Spain to draw my inspiration of this amazing horse (well, Géraldine drew the horse because she is an artist at making all kind of animals with clay)
Sometime in a future, I will show you some of her animals made with clay, they are amazing!

Since the time was short , I could only fire the pendant once. My friend suggested to me to paint them,
so I painted each of them individually and it was so exciting!

I got very interested in the cultural remains of this period which reflect the way of life for men in the Paleolithic.

I decided to let what I made speak for themsleves, no history of the cave painting. There are plenty of books or internet blogs and websites out there to explain the history art better than me.

Humans are hunter-gatherers taking advantage of the resources available in nature

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Tassel Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) figures wearing ornate costumes
Identified by their characteristic tassels hanging from their arms and waists, various other accessories can be recognised, such as arm bands, conical headdresses and boomerang . This style is the earliest, most detailed and largest

I mostly used Mother Earth's element for this project.

 I made this necklace using my own handmade pure copper chain, which I oxydized naturally (No chemicals) and soldered rings. I made my own clasps.
I used Mother Earth's natural elements: rare red chysoprase from Australia, cowrie shell and cherry creek jasper.

                                                                 Inspired by cave painting

Found objects, Genuine baltic amber, Red Coral, sea shell collected in Scotland,  African roundelle shell disks in a shade of cream from west Africa, horse hair, mahogany leather cord, recycled sari silk, petrified rainbow wood from Arizona , Pilbara jasper, pure copper wire, black lava stone, Tibetan Agate round wavy line brown Gemstone beads

We noticed today that I assembled the earring pendants upside down. :) I am sure going to remake them as soon as possible.
Rustic bone pendants from indonesia, rustic black round glass beads , black lava stone.

I am in love with my horse hair tassels

That's all for today, I will let you go around and see what the other designers made!

PS: I will take a tour slowly over the next few weeks on all blogs but due to the state of my health, I will only be able to visit a few at a time.  I am so sorry.   However I will give piority to those of you that stop by my blog. Thanks for your understanding!
See Ya!

Sources for all the photos:  Wikipédia

List of participants: Leah Curtis (hostess) - Beady Eyed Bunny
Shaiha's Ramblings
Julia Hay - Pandanimal
Rachel Mallis - Mint Monarch
Robin Reed - Artistry HCBD
Joanne Tinks
Solnage Collin -  YeeLen Spirit Designs
Karin G. - Gingko et Coquelicot
Dini Bruinsma
Deborah Apodaca
Tapping Flamingo

Facebook Participants:
Laura Bailey Taskey
Album for Facebook participants found in Bead Soup Cafe


  1. wow - these are beautiful pieces and to know that you also created the ceramic components is impressive. they are so organically composed in both color and design. so warm and ancient feeling. you really outdid yourself! i'd say you are a natural with ceramics, i do hope you keep at it.

  2. Amazing work! I love the tribal feel of each piece. The paintings came out beautifully. The upside down earrings actually look really cool. Sometimes mistakes can still work out!

  3. Solange, I can't say how impressed I am with your beautiful pendants! I LOVE the horse pendant! Each of the components you made is beautiful and so professional looking. And then you created such stunning jewelry with them! Thank you so much for being here for another History Hop.

  4. Wow! Everything you made is so wonderful! I am incredibly impressed with the ceramic pieces you made--and the jewelry complements them so well. I don't know if I can pick a favorite... I love them all! Beautiful work! :D