Rings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, brooches, pins of all types.
- Egyptian Bracelets & Anklets (3/30/2018) - Another part of the grave ornaments for Senebtisi were anklets & bracelets. The originals are faience beads, with gold spacers. Not having a budget for gold, and limited by the selection online, I found antiqued bone, with 4 holes drilled in them. They are just a tiny bit shorter than the gold spacers, at 2.9cm, […]
- Egyptian necklace – carved beads (3/27/2018) - Another piece of jewelry to accompany the Diadem of Senebtisi, this is inspired by necklace with Shen Amulet of Senebtisi. Consisting of carved beads of gold, carnelian, turquoise, faience, sized at 14x4mm, the original has a total length of 69cm. I was unable to find a matching vase or urn shape, but I feel […]
- Egyptian necklace – teardrop beads (3/26/2018) - In order to properly accessorize with the Diadem of Senebtisi, I’m making some other jewelry from the time period. I have a Pinterest board here. The specific necklace I’m modeling this piece after is the pectoral and necklace of Sithathoryunet, including the name of Senwosret II. Part of the collection of the Met Museum, […]
- Camino Rosary (3/25/2018) - Right around the year 2000, I purchased a cross online. The seller claimed it was 10th C Byzantine. I didn’t realize then that buying from antiquity sellers, without some proof that it was deaccessioned from a museum is bad, and fuels grave robbing. The detail and artistic style are consistent with it being medieval, along […]
- Developing an analysis structure for Pärlhänge (2/6/2018) - I’ve taken the first step, and identified four types of construction methods for pärlhänge, or bead pendants. But before I can begin analyzing the details, I need to carefully construct my data collection system. I stumbled across a good article by Heather Christie, on the Visual Classification of Beads. She lists a number of important […]
- Norse Pärlhänge – bead pendants (2/4/2018) - One of the items occasionally found in Norse graves are 1 or more beads on a silver wire ring, as a pendant, presumably dangling off the festoons hung between the brooches. The Swedish word for this appears to be “pärlhänge.” A potential Norwegian synonym is “perleanheng”. (There are a few rare gold wire examples, but […]
- 16th C Lampwork Challenge item (10/11/2016) - Both round and interlaced glass links, with some gold links as well, make up this spectacular 16th C German necklace.
- 16th C Lampwork Challenge item (10/11/2016) - Lampwork is more than just beads. Look at this gorgeous and technically challenging glass chain necklace.
- (6/16/2011) - It was a day of peerage announcements at the War of the Lilies – a Norse laurel – Thora Sigurdsdottir, and Rolf Hobart, for either C&I and/or Archery – Both from the Barony of Lonely Tower in Calontir. A knight was made during the day, Sir Halvdan. And best of all, my laurel, Master Alan […]
- Bildindex rosaries (2/22/2010) - Here’s a couple of rosaries from Bildindex http://www.bildindex.de/bilder/mi01473g01a.jpg http://www.bildindex.de/bilder/mi01473g02a.jpg http://www.bildindex.de/bilder/mi07830e10a.jpg