Handmade jewellery series based on glass
Glass manufacture began around 1500 B.C. in Egypt and Mesopotamia. The first natural glass was obsidian. The first glass manufacturers gave shape and form to the soft glass by wrapping it around a core of sand or clay and took this core off when the grass cooled. The following millennium, glass manufacture became widely dispersed. Glass manufacturers learned to add different materials to the glass to improve its strength, to create transparent glass or grass in specific colours. Glass was mainly used by royal families or for religious purposes. Since antiquity, glass was connected to light, the sun etc.
Ecate was one of the principal Orphic cult underworld goddesses and was connected to the moon and primarily its dark side. Her name was the female form of Ecatus, an older surname of Apollo. Ecate means “she who shines far in the depths of the sky” or “she who sends her light from afar”.