Engraved Stones

I’ve recently by practicing engraving various depictions on stones with plans for a more extensive engraving project planned.

If you can’t tell, I have an affinity for ancient Egyptian culture and astronomy choosing to carve out ancient hieroglyphs and star constellations – Orion and the twelve signs of the zodiac. The larger black stones are coated with a water-proof sealant meant to protect the ink and giving the stones a remarkable sheen that came out wonderful! ¬†The smaller colored and black stones have no coating since I used a paint-pen which dries quicker and won’t smudge¬†despite handling.

Artist: J.R. Goslant

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Ancient Egyptian Scarab Necklace

While looking through an assortment of beads I received as a gift, a number of ancient Egyptian ones caught my eye and coalesced into the necklace you see now. The red pendant came with a paper stating it’s from the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago which had an exhibit for King Tutankhamen. The pendants were rediscovered on the estate of a man who worked there at the time.

The other beads are carved to resemble traditional Egyptian dedications of the scarab beetle which features prominently in some versions of the Egyptian creation myth.

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Artist: J.R. Goslant

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