Jewellery purchases from the Turku Medieval Market

A pendant in the style of one of the Gotland Crystal pendants.

A pendant in the style of one of the Gotland Crystal pendants.

In my last blog post I mentioned some of the jewellery purchases I made at the Turku Medieval Market, (Keskiaikaiset markkinat), and today I’ll do my show-and-tell about what I ended up buying from the two vendors I mentioned.

Nordens Historiska Fynd

Most of the items I added to my Viking bling-kit are from Nordens Historiska Fynd. Their booth had an excellent clerk who was very helpful, and who let me know that many of their items were listed on their website with information about where the originals were from, inspiring their replicas.

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Freya and Valkyrie pendants

Frey and Valkyrie reproduction pendants

Frey and Valkyrie reproduction pendants

Today I have another ‘shopping’ post for you – super quick (I have some new projects that I just finished, but I need to photograph them first!) just to show off these really nice Freya and Valkyrie reproduction pendants. Well, the seller was selling them as earrings, but I’ll be disassembling them and using them as pendants on my treasure necklaces/festoons instead!

Want your own? I got mine through “Do I look Phat in This?” – an Etsy seller from Sweden – and she still has some left! Act fast! (Shipping was also quick to Canada too 🙂 )

Vikings in BC – Vanir

A large brooch from the Vanir display

A large brooch from the Vanir display

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.

The pendant believed to be Freya, showing her necklace

The pendant believed to be Freya, showing her necklace

 

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