Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

The Lady of Ancient Sites

ANOTHER DAY OF MIST AND intermittent, cold rain. Typical for Scotland. At least that kept the midges away as my friends and I trudged through the muck and soggy weeds and climbed over yet another rock fence. On the moor, in the distance, scattered about like a game of giant dominoes, lay the mysterious flat stones for which we were searching. One of the endearing enigmas of archaeology are these stones, covered with cup and ring marks, dating back 3,000 to 4,000 years. We don’t know what they mean, and there is no one left to ask, so it’s all conjecture, but the mystery is fascinating.

Petroglyphs and my love of archaeology play a huge part in my jewelry designs. Here I share some ideas using a unique way to transfer these mysterious circles to a new piece of distinctive jewelry. This is my story. Maybe archaeology isn’t your passion but what is — and are you

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