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Celtic Eye Bead

Post by Trollperle on Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:22 pm


Last Week I visited lovely Austria and went to the Celtic Museum in Hallein and while the whole exhibition was very interesting, the glass beads (of course) held the most appeal for me Smile When I look at these (probably imports from Greece and/or Egypt it is believed and dating back to as early as the 5th or 6th century BC (!)), nothing today is really „new“. I truly admire the craftmanship of these beads, which are at least 2.250 (!) years old (I forgot to take a picture of the explaining text with the date on it, but if I remember correctly these are believed to be from around 250 BC or older) <3 I asked the lovely Christa Keizer (Luccicare) if she would be so lovely to re-create one for me and I absolutely love my new „Celtic“ eye bead.









This whole bracelet stands for many a lovely visit to the alps - so of course it has the Ohmtoberfest beads, then the green striped bead stands for the green pastures of the alps, the fish bead for the Salzach and all the other alpine rivers, of course our doggies are always with us, so the paw needs to be there, then „cozy“ and its partner (bought in Bavaria during one of our visits) and of course my lovely new swap bead, standing for the lovely autumn colours of the forest this year while we visited (Mabel could not have picked a better bead Smile ). The Mandy Ramsell bead with the groundhog was a Halloween Swap gift a few years back and has been on this bracelet ever since and the red striped one stands for the sun Smile Mountain flower explains itself Wink and while I mostly use the swan lock (for Castle Neuschwanstein), I changed it to the Freya lock to resemble Celtic knot symbols (I do know that Freya is not a celtic goddess Wink, but Celtic and Norse knot symbols resemble each other enough that it works here, very wonderfully Smile
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Re: Celtic Eye Bead

Post by Mabel on Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:04 pm

I love bracelets full of memorys and What a clever idea to have a special made one  according to your visite !


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Post by Mini Gnome on Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:25 pm

What a great museum and the special combo you put together to commemorate that and lots of memories.
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Post by strike on Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:40 pm

It is amazing when you think about the level of craftsmanship that people could accomplish with far fewer tools than we have now. It sounds like a lovely trip and a wonderful bead to remind you of it I love you
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Re: Celtic Eye Bead

Post by Mayaa on Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:46 pm

Very cool!
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Post by gabi on Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:00 pm

Such a beautiful bracelet !!!! I like it telling a story and having happy memories with beads .................
Congratulations to your very special bead, only made for you !
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