I named this piece The Ancients when I entered it in a contest. Normally I don't name pieces unless some name seems perfect. This piece just has this aged quality.

The donut and pendant are both serpentine. They are held together by a peyote freeform concoction, as is the donut and the chain. I used lots of different seed beads, semi-precious beads (including garnet, carnelian, red tigereye, jaspers, moonstone, and red aventurine) in different shapes, and many different glass beads. The chain isn't peyote-stitched so much as random netting.

12 May 2002