One of the things I wanted to try when I first was learning the Viking Knit (Trichinopoly) technique was adding beads to the ‘weave’ – rather than capturing the beads within the tube that makes up the chain. I didn’t get around to it for a while; I had to find the perfect beads – super tiny garnets….
In my last post you might have noticed a key in among the brooches as part of a larger display. While there are brooches in this post, this really is all about the keys from the Vikings in BC display, which came to Victoria, BC from Sweden. I visited the exhibit in summer 2014, but there have been so many things to blog about, that I still haven’t been able to post everything!
This will be another image-heavy post, so watch-out mobile users!
The key above seems to have been suspended using loop-in-loop chain.
Today I have even more pictures for you from the Vikings in BC exhibit, focused on brooches from a few different displays.
This is another image-heavy post, so I’m separating brooch-related posts into a few posts.
In my previous post about “two religions” from the Vikings in BC display in Victoria, I showed a number of crosses/crucifixes from Viking Age Scandinavia, along with some items from a transition period. In this post I’m going to show off pieces associated with Norse mythology Vanir, a group of gods associated with “fertility, wisdom, nature, magic” and the ability to see the future.
In an earlier post I shared some of my research thus far on jewellery for my 1480s Florence costume, and here I’ll show off some of the things I made to go with the outfit.
The first necklace (above) is frankly, the one I’m most pleased with. I think it LOOKS reasonably appropriate, it took a lot of work, and I think it turned out pretty well, so hurray for me!
This one is a “gold” setting with a black “stone” with minimal faceting (there’s a bit, but it’s pretty minimal, which from my reading is appropriate It’s strung on a faux pearl and (real) coral bead necklace with a toggle fastener (the same toggles I used to lace my dress, minus the bar) and there are three teardrop-shaped pearls hanging from the pendant.