As you will notice, I haven't written a blog since January 2020. That is the last time I was in Peru because of the changes to our world that have occurred because of the global pandemic known as COVID 19. In 2020, I was supposed to be back in my beloved Peru two more times and I was honored to have been made a formal part of the anthropological team at the Saqsaywaman archaeological park. But, as we all know, COVID changed everything.
We find ourselves now in 2021 and I still don't know if I'm going to be able to return to Peru this year. I hope to go in November so I can spend my 65th birthday in this amazing country with people I love there. But, I probably won't be able to go till 2022. In the meantime, I'm continuing to work with my team there and I'm producing a vlog called IncaTalk.com where Peter Frost and I talk about sites we've visited and those we plan to continue researching.
So, in preparation for the day/year I can get back to Peru, I'm selling more of my beaded jewelry designs (some of which have stones/beads from Peru) in my Fall Collection and I have also included an Andean Collection of locally, handmade textiles and artifacts. All proceeds from these sales help me get back to Peru. All purchases come with a free set of earrings and an organza gift bag. Thanks for your interest and support!!! Maren
NOTE: Some of the many unique items for sale (on SALE!) are below in the slideshow. If you see something you like, click the photo and you'll be taken to that item on my beaditforwardstore.com website for the details, price and purchase button.
Maren Elwood is a Visual Anthropologist who studies cultures with her camera...and collects beads on her travels to share with you.