Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Humans need to express themselves and the Caves of Lascaux show us this tendency perfectly.Lascaux is famous for its Palaeolithic cave paintings, found in a complex of caves in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, because of their exceptional quality, size, sophistication and antiquity. 
The paintings consist primarily of large animals, once native to the region. Lascaux is located in the Vézère Valley where many other decorated caves have been found since the beginning of the 20th century (for example Les Combarelles and Font-de-Gaume in 1901, Bernifal in 1902). Lascaux is a complex cave with several areas (Hall of the Bulls, Passage gallery) It was discovered on 12 September 1940. To me these paintings depict the life around the people at that time. The need to express and remember the life we live and experience. 

Obviously animals are something that is important to us. Here are some ancient and........ 

Gold bull pendant
Carnealian Cat Gold Ring

something contemporary.

Ceramic pendants by Golem Design Studiosgolemstudio.com

Triangle, turquoise cat on coral
oval pendant with yellow bird

Raven Bead

Sparrow Pendant 

Teal Bird Bead 

Polymer Clay Beads by Heather Powers - Humble Beads   humblebeads.com

Green Girl Studios - Artists Cynthia Thornton and Gregory found on Lima Beads - limabeads.com

Shibuichi Articulated Crab Pendant 

Pewter Sleeping Cat

Pewter Brave Horse

Steatite beads

Secrets of alluvial gold gathering arrives in ancient Egypt. They quickly start producing glazed steatite beads. What would we do without these wonderful little spacer beads!

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