Arachne’s Necklace

Two things inspired me to do this necklace. One of them was this picture from a 1912 catalog

The other thing was the Greco-Roman legend of Arachne. It is said that Arachne was a great weaver who boasted that her skill was greater than that of Minerva/Athena, goddess of crafts. The offended goddess set a contest between the two weavers. But in the end the goddess was so envious of the magnificent tapestry and the mortal weaver’s success, and perhaps offended by the girl’s choice of subjects (the loves and transgressions of the gods), that she destroyed the tapestry and loom and turned Arachne into a spider.

So here is Arachne’s necklace, a web of cotton threads to embellish your neck. Crocheted with an antique white color also it can be a fine accessory for a bride.


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