Egyptian jewelry has always inspired me, so this design seemed appropriate for the Egyptian period in my journey through Jewelry History:
I used Lapis Luzli, Malachite, Carnelian, and gold filled beads, following the Badarian culture - 4000-3500 BC.
"Before the discovery of Tutankhamen's opulent treasures, the tomb of Yuya and Tuyu was one of the most important burials to be found in the Valley of the Kings. Discovered on February 5'th, 1905, by James Quibell and Theodore M. Davis, the tomb (designated KV 46) contained one of the most complete and beautifully made sets of funerary equipment then known. " - The Treasures of Yuya and Tuyu
Read more about Egyptian jewelry at Antique Jewelry University.
Note : This post was created many months ago, but I just realized it was saved as a draft and never posted!