We do know of jewellery made of stone and bones by primitive man. But did you know that jewellery was also made of animal skins, feathers of birds, sea shells, and even hair? Frankly, the last one came as a surprise to me.
Have a look at some of the not so known yet fascinating things jewellery could be made of.
Natural Birch Tree Bark Jewellery
Carved Bone Jewellery (African)
Hippo Teeth Carved Bone Bracelet
Bone Jewellery (PC-Deviant Art)
Peacock Feathers Earrings
Woven Human Hair Upper Arm Bracelet
Martis Karin Ersdotter was a supplier of hair jewellery to Queen Victoria, whom she met during a business trip to Scotland. She used the fact that the queen was her client in her business, and had it printed on her business card, many of which are preserved from the 1850s.
Bird Feather Earrings
Jewellery Made of Star Anise Spice
I found the hair and tooth jewellery the most bizarre. Which ones did you find the strangest? Do share in the comments below if you have anything to add to this list.
Meanwhile, I would rather stick to my fabric and paper jewellery!
Till the next post…
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