Ancient Greek myths are full of love stories, challenging quests, brave heroes, and powerful gods and goddesses. We have read them, retold them, and cherished them for thousands of years, but it is sometimes easy to forget which god or goddess played important parts in our favorite stories. So, to help us all remember, AllFreeJewelryMaking has matched some of our favorite gods and goddesses with stunning and heavenly DIY jewelry pieces we think they would have worn as the assisted Hercules, Achilles, Jason, Odysseus, and countless more. It is not only time to brush up on our Greek mythology, but also our DIY earrings and DIY necklace skills. So, make one of these seven stunning and divine jewelry pieces, and you will feel more like a Greek goddess with it on!
The God of Metal’s DIY Earrings
Not many remember Hephaestus, the god of metals, but we all remember some of his craftsmanship: Hermes’ winged sandals and helmet, Achilles’ armor, and Helios’ chariot. We think that he also would have made this Made of Metal Earrings as a gift for his love.
How to Make a Necklace for the God of the Seas
We have all heard of Zeus’ brother, Poseidon, but how much do we actually know about him? He is the father of the famous cyclops, Polyphemus, known for his role in the Odyssey. He also had many lovers, so we think he would have made this South Seas Siren Necklace for one of them.
The Goddess of Love’s DIY Necklace
Aphrodite is one of the most well-known goddesses. For hundreds of years, she had men and women worshiping her with the hopes of being lucky in love. In fact, she is the one responsible for Paris becoming so in love with Helen, which, according to legend, began the Trojan War. We think this Red Heart Pearl-Lined Wire Pendant would have hung around her neck.
How to Make a Necklace Worthy of Sun God
We all know Apollo as the god of light and the sun, but he was also known in the Iliad as the healer among the gods. He is known as aiding both Aeneas and Paris in Greek mythology. The celestial Sunshine Spiral Beaded Wire Pendant is as DIY jewelry piece we think Apollo would admire.
A DIY Necklace for the Goddess of Nature
Artemis is not only the goddess of the woodland and the hunt, but also the protector of girls. She is often depicted in a forest setting with a deer, and we think she would have never taken off one of these pure and natural Tree Branch Bangles.
How to Make a Necklace Strong Enough for the God of War
Just because Ares is the god of war, but that does not mean he could not enjoy beauty. In fact, Ares is best known for his love affair with Aphrodite. Perhaps he would have made this Easy Chainmaille Necklace as a special gift for her.
The Father of All Gods’ DIY Necklace
The most powerful and most well known of all Greek gods is Zeus. He was the father of some of the most memorable mythological characters, such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, Achilles, Heracles, Pollux, and more. Not to mention, he is the father of Hephaestus, Apollo, Artemis and Ares. Perhaps one of his daughters would have made him this Striking Lightning Bolt Necklace.
Who is your favorite Greek mythological character?