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Trying to recreate a medieval hanap
https://opusanglicanum.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/hanap-and-a-saxon-pendant/
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A very old project recently finished

https://opusanglicanum.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/finished-casket/
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Silver gilt and enamel crown replica

https://opusanglicanum.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/finished-crown/
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Making a c13th crown

https://opusanglicanum.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/all-set/
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Silver and gemstone medieval circlet

https://opusanglicanum.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/circlet-finished-finally/
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a reconstruction of a find from roman aldborough, reproduced by kind permission of the owner

http://opusanglicanum.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/experimental-archaeologymucking-about/
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c15th white rose brooch, silver, enamel, ruby
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three rings and a pendant
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necklace based on memling's c15th painting of salome. silver, gems, vitreous enamel
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These items will all be used in a charity of ordinaryheroes.org - It is also a contest will many beautiful designs.
Please Look:



http://www.blissfulgardenbeads.com/2011/08/august-design-challenge.html



If you like my family's vote for Antiquarian Boutique in this challege, voting is at the bottom :-)
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 I have cloak clasps, period viking necklaces, etc (the necklaces will be posted soon), just getting into making the ancient and medieval work.

New from Antiquarian Boutique I have two giveaways and not many entries - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.224728300879924.66022.222499227769498 and http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.224726807546740.66020.222499227769498   

My etsy page is here
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Greetings!
For the members of the Society for Creative Anachronism in this group who are attending Pennsic War this summer, I am working with Countess Rowan of Atlantia on a paternoster/prayer bead day at Artisans' Row for Monday, August 9. For those not familiar with the concept, artisans' row is an area where people spend the day (the official suggestion is to have people available from 10 am - 5 pm)performing/teaching/demonstrating their particular art.

We would like to have a display of paternoster examples and resources
as well as those willing to talk to and teach how to make paternosters.

If you are interested in helping with this project, please message me on LiveJournal (nuclearmse) or email me at lady.elizabethe@gmail.com.

Elizabethe Alles
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Hope this post is okay--if not I'll delete it--I'm collecting a list of suppliers who sell good materials for historical jewelry (especially pre-1600). At present it's for an article I'm writing, but I will eventually end up putting up a resource list on my website.

I've only ordered from US suppliers (and am always interested in new ones!), so I was wondering what suppliers people have had good luck ordering appropriate materials from more broadly.

Thanks!

I don't really have any links to offer at the moment other than the obvious (http://www.firemtngems.com), since I mostly buy my beads at shows; I found a site a while back with great silver findings (including links with cabochons which would be perfect for mid-16th century Italian earrings), but I fear I didn't bookmark it.
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PortableAntiquitities has a photo stream of the staffordshire hoard (over 600 images), as well as several years of Treasure Reports (treasure found and reported to one of the uk's major museums). It's neat stuff, and a lot of it :)

"The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. It is based at the British Museum, WC1B 3DG. Every year many thousands of objects are discovered, many of these by metal-detector users, but also by people whilst out walking, gardening or going about their daily work. Such discoveries offer an important source for understanding our past. The images within this collection are taken by a variety of the Scheme's members."

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Flickr is a great resource for finding pictures of jewelry in museums, here are just a few:
Ancient, Medieval & Renaissance Jewelry
Renaissance, Victorian & Edwardian Jewelry
Ancient Jewelry
British Museum Jewelry
Byzantine Theme in Museums
Crown Jewels
Museum Jewelry
Staffordshire Hoard
Treasure Reports & Hoards
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford UK
Several Museum Photo Sets

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Catherine Parr had a three strand pearl necklace on gold wire sort of loosely braided together. I finally have the gold wire to make it, and I can't re-find the image of it. The image I'm thinking of wasn't of a portrait, it's a picture taken of the extent piece. It might be in a book (I've looked through all I own now), or online.

Does anyone know the necklace I'm talking about, and where to find a picture of it? My google skills have utterly failed me.

Thanks in advance! :)

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Portrait gallery that focuses on the jewels...
http://www.illusionjewels.com/renaissanceportraitgallery.html#1400
14, 15, and 1600's - Enjoy!
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Michèle M. Hayeur Smith wrote a PhD thesis on the subject of Viking jewelry from Iceland that you might be interested in. You can read the full thesis online, but fair warning, it's over 500 pages long, and the pdf document takes a few moments to resolve.

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Viking Studies has, until recently, dedicated a significant portion of the study
of jewellery to typological scrutiny and the analyses of style and design.
While important and necessary components of archaeology, the social
aspect has frequently been overlooked. Jewellery as an element of
adornment is part of a greater symbolic system used to convey subtle
messages of social and cultural identity. Read more...Collapse )

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So, Calontir 12th night is an italian Ren theme. I'm looking at a couple of images by Bacchiacca, dated about 1520. The women are wearing necklaces. But the images are too indistinct to tell exactly what type of necklace.

So, anyone who has hi-res photos of florentine paintings dated 1515-1525, can you send me a link, or an image? I'll take other artists than Bacchiacca. If you've got books with photos, can you photograph or scan the necklaces only?

Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.

Eleanor Deyeson

[Send images to eleanordeyeson AT yahoo DOT com, not thru LJ or my regular email acct - I live in dial-up land]
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The miniature portraits of the queen and the 1st Earl of Leicester, each the size of a fingernail, were painted in about 1575, when Elizabeth had been on the throne for 17 years and they were both well into middle age. Only Elizabeth or Dudley would have been in a position to commission such works from Hilliard, Ms Lombardi said. They are likely to have been a present from one to the other, mounted back to back or side by side inside a jewel. “They might well have been set into a ring or a jewelled locket hanging from the clothing. Both men and women wore miniatures like that at the time.”

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I just made a clasp for the first time!

For period jewelry, I use a hook and eye clasp, but they're hard to find in good materials (at least gold filled), and my local shop that has them for a reasonable price has been out of them for a few weeks now. So, I shelled out for 14ft of 18 gauge half-hard gold-filled wire, and just made a clasp! I think it's pretty good for the very first hook and eye I've ever made :)

Every time I've seen an extent clasp or a clasp in artwork, it's been a hook and eye, and now I have the materials to make about 60 of them. I just have to make the necklaces and bracelets to go with them... ;) I think I'll also hammer it a bit, to make it a little stronger (though it's pretty sturdy already).

Hook and Eye Clasp

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I'm trying to reproduce an early 17th century beaded purse. Normal size 11 seed beads are too big. I'm ordering Delicas in size 11 to see if they're any flatter. I'm also ordering size 13 charlottes to try but I already know that they'll be too sparkly even if they are the right size. The original venetian beads are mat and round and I can't find a modern analog.

Does anyone know of a bead type that's size 12 or 13 that is round and not "true cut"? I'm new to working with seed beads so I don't know all the types available. Though I do know that I can't use the seed beads that are uneven in quality or size.
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I got the itch to make something, and just put this together. It's a simple pearl and black double-cone glass necklace inspired by "Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman" by Albrecht Durer, from 1505. Pictures under the cut. Read more...Collapse )

I like how it looks currently, but I think I may remake it with silk knotting to better recreate the even spacing and straight line of the pearls.

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The Staffordshire Hoard Book published by the British Museum is now available. The Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery is working to raise the funds required to acquire and care for this extraordinary hoard of artefacts, and £1 of every purchase of the book will go to this fund. The book is 48 pages long, only £4.99, and the shipping is free!

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