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Off to war . . . kind of.

The pieces in the photo – a  paternoster and Roman-style necklace and earrings – are off to be part of a largesse basket for Lochac at Pennsic.  My Princess asked me to help with this, and while I can’t be … Continue reading

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Roman-inspired Earrings

I love Pinterest for finding similarly-minded Roman and Byzantine jewellery fans and for sharing all sorts of awesome.  Including this pair of earrings that’s housed at the V&A.  (Provenance can be found here.) Even though these are a little more … Continue reading

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It’s been quiet. . .

I apologise for being so quiet – it’s been a bit of a busy time, as I’ve been commissioned to make items for people – ranging from raffle items to jewellery and paternosters.  This will be a gratuitous item post. … Continue reading

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Oooh! Purple!

I found some gorgeous amethyst a few days ago that I’m using in an interpretation of the Gallo-Roman necklace.  The original piece uses emeralds, according to the Louvre, but emeralds are a bit cost-prohibitive right now, and amethyst is found … Continue reading

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Roman Wirework Jewellery

Now that you have all of your parts assembled for making your own Roman-style jewellery, let’s get started. Step 1: Assemble your materials and equipment and ready your work area Staying organized will make the project go faster (because you … Continue reading

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You’ll have to pardon me . . .

100_0507, a photo by constantiak on Flickr. . . . but squee! I had donated this piece for the Knowne World Auction (that took place at Pennsic this year, and I got the results of how much this collar raised. … Continue reading

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Gallo-Roman necklace, mid-3rd c. (Louvre BJ586)

necklace, gold with emeralds and pearls, Gallo-Roman, mid-3rd c. (Louvre BJ586), a photo by Atelier Sol on Flickr. I’m going to take a brief trip outside of Byzantine jewellery to look at this Gallo-Roman piece. I am uncertain if it … Continue reading

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Sixth Century Byzantine Necklace Supply List

As I’ve stated in my first post, I’m passionate about Roman and Byzantine jewellery.  One of the wonderful things about the Information Age is that museums like the V&A, The Met, and The Walters have digitised most, if not all … Continue reading

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