Coupla Newies

The Barbary Coast was the term used by Europeans from the 16th until the 19th century to refer to much of the middle and western coastal regions of North Africa – what is now Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.
The name evokes the memories of the Barbary pirates based on the coast in Tunis, Tripoli and Algiers. They attacked merchant ships for their rich cargoes and coastal settlements in the Mediterranean and North Atlantic for slaves.
Today the Barbary Coast is a romantic exotic memory full of rich fabrics, golden treasures, fabulous tales, wooden ships and iron men. 

Ur was a supercontinent formed about 3 billion years ago during the Archeon eon. In the early period of it's existence it was probably the only continent on Earth.
Ur joined with other continents over the eons to eventually form the supercontinent Pangaea.
Rocks that made up Ur are found in Australia, Africa and India.


  1. These are just fabulous, Greer! LOVE the wire details on the earrings - did you embroider on suede? I can't quite tell from the pic.
    And is that a basket bezel on the necklace? Great focal!!!

  2. Leather, weaving, embroidery and the rich colors! You certainly know how to put magic into your constructions. The certainly do evoke the Barbary coast with the richness of texture and color. Good work!
    xoxo Kim

  3. You are making me swoon. These are fabulous and I do dearly love your history here.