nefertiti inspiration

kathy o inspirations custom handmade jewelry

The Nefertiti

Queen Nefertiti

:: One of the most powerful woman in Egypt

:: Beautiful and influential

:: Partner in power with her husband, King Akenhaten

Why Nefertiti, you ask. Because all I see is the Space Needle, a woman bowling, and blue pear combined with a bunch of beads and baubles!

Well, the story goes like this: A few weeks ago, our family celebrated “Christmas in July” (our combined family Christmas gift of a shared experience) by attending the King Tut exhibit at the Pacific Science Center. My sister-in-law, eager to have an amulet around her neck to protect her from evil (sorry, no stories about this as to protect the innocent…and guilty), purchased the amulet in the gift shop and requested an assemblage necklace after ogling my other assemblage pieces. A few weeks prior, she asked me to repurpose a necklace (see below) with teal and blue beads that belonged to her good friend’s mother. What a perfect match with the amulet! After spreading out the old necklace and amulet on my work table, I began dreaming up vintage and repurposed additions to add to the mix. The necklace has “super power” because I was able to use meaningful pieces that she and her mom gave me, along with some other fun objects that I found in my vintage jewelry collection including the blue pear that was once a clip-on earring (to the left of the amulet) and the bowling lady that used to be a brooch in turquoise and pink (to the right of the amulet).

kathy o inspirations custom handmade jewelry

Old necklace to be repurposed 

kathy o inspirations custom handmade jewelry

Bowling lady brooch before new turquoise patina with Gilders Paste

As she is beautiful and influential like Nefertiti, this necklace is fitting for my sister-in-law. I hope the necklace protects her from evil and provides her with the necessary super powers to fight injustice in the world.

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4 thoughts on “nefertiti inspiration

  1. Damn – I wanted it upon first sight, the fact you names it the Nerfetti necklace made it even more enticing. And then lo and behold it already belongs to another strong woman (aka member of the sisterhood!) SH-SH-SHOCKER! My loss, MA’s gain…. :) If you recreate another one you know who to call.

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