Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Echos of Nefertiti

Lapis Luzuli Earrings on Etsy

Lapis lazuli always makes me think of Egypt, even if it came from somewhere else. The regal color was probably worn by Egyptian queens.

I have lots of plans for these lapis triangles, but the first thing I had to try was a pair of earrings. I combine them with African turquoise stick beads and copper in a stacked and wrapped arrangement. Both the lapis lazuli and the African turquoise are recent acquisitions from Dakota Stones, always amazing quality stones if you haven't tried them.

. . . and a contemporary outfit with the new cobalt blue jeans would be perfect with these earrings.

Gloria Ewing
Chrysalis Too on Etsy
Chrysalis Jewelry on Artfire


  1. I love these. What a great design.

  2. Super shapes on these -love the arrangement. I'll have to go look at that store!

  3. I love turquoise and lapis together, love the stick shapes with the triangles (maybe a trip to Dakota Stones is in order today!) I think of Egypt when I see lapis too! I visited Egypt once, and took a walking tour through the underground tombs in the Valley of Kings--they were filled with just these spectacular colors. Even after a few thousand years or however long they have been down there, the colors were still vibrant (these people know how to mix their paints!) Lapis and jade green figured prominently, as well as a lighter turquoise blue, a deep carnelian red, and golden saffron. The angular shapes of these earrings make me think of their elegant artwork and hieroglyphs.

  4. Beautiful beads and color choices! I agree with Kiersten - I love green & blue- a perfect match!

  5. Lapis and turquoise are two of my favorite stones! I just love how you blended them together with the mix of colors and shapes.