I mentioned in an earlier post that when I re-made a Killstar Pentagram belt, I had some metal pentagrams left over. Well…. I got around to making up a harness/ body chain using two of them, in time for an event I attended in October 2022.
It’s a bit long coming for a blog post… and I don’t have a ton of photos, so this is a super quick post.
I started looking at my different Viking Age bling with the hopes of updating some of my beaded jewelry to be slightly more period informed. When I was trying to narrow things down… I ended up falling down even more rabbit holes, so decided to take a step back and look at my existing metal jewelry – I started with my brooches, but then realized this post was going to be too long if I included everything, so I broke up the post into a few different sections. This post will be about pendants (that aren’t Thor’s Hammers – that will be another post!).
Key – Denmark
Silver plated Viking bling
The key descriptionon Raymond’s Quiet Press site doesn’t indicate what find it was based on, only that it has a lion on it. However, a further search indicates that the original is at The British Museum, who describes it as:
“Copper alloy key; cast bow a beaded circular frame enclosing profiled animal; short beaded shank with sub-triangular ward; incised linear decoration. Viking 8thC-9thC Found/Acquired: Denmark”
In this photo, shown with the other items I bought from Raymond’s Quiet Press at the same time. I chose to have all of these silver-plated for consistency, as well as to better suit my personal aesthetic.
Along with the turtle brooches, the Danish Viking Exhibit at the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) there were a number of other jewellery pieces. You can see the turtle brooches here, but today I’ll be showing off some of the other pieces.