10 Strange and Bizarre Things Used to Make Jewellery

While writing another blog post, it set me thinking as what other than things can jewellery be made of? Indeed, I am not referring to gold, silver or other metals. Nor do I mean handmade jewellery made of fabric, paper, jute and the others in the sustainable space.

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

10 Interesting and Bizarre Things Used to Make Jewellery-www.indianartizans.com Pic Courtesy Pinterest

Carved Bone Jewellery (African)

10 Interesting and Bizarre Things Used to Make Jewellery-www.indianartizans.com Pic Courtesy Pinterest

 

   Hippo Teeth Carved Bone Bracelet

10 Interesting and Bizarre Things Used to Make Jewellery-www.indianartizans.com Pic Courtesy Pinterest

 

Bone Jewellery (PC-Deviant Art)

10 Interesting and Bizarre Things Used to Make Jewellery-www.indianartizans.com Pic Courtesy Deviant Art

Peacock Feathers Earrings

10 Interesting and Bizarre Things Used to Make Jewellery-www.indianartizans.com Pic Courtesy Pinterest

 

 

Woven Human Hair Upper Arm Bracelet

10 Interesting and Bizarre Things Used to Make Jewellery-www.indianartizans.com Pic Courtesy Pinterest

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

10 Interesting and Bizarre Things Used to Make Jewellery-www.indianartizans.com Pic Courtesy Pinterest

 

 

Leather Earrings

10 Interesting and Bizarre Things Used to Make Jewellery-www.indianartizans.com Pic Courtesy Pinterest

 

 

Made to Order Real Tooth Jewellery

10 Interesting and Bizarre Things Used to Make Jewellery-www.indianartizans.com Pic Courtesy Pinterest

 

Jewellery Made of Star Anise Spice

10 Interesting and Bizarre Things Used to Make Jewellery-www.indianartizans.com Pic Courtesy Pinterest

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…

Pallavi

 ALSO READ: Handmade Jewellery to go With all Occasions

 

All pictures courtesy Pinterest unless specified


Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published