Carnelian and rock crystal necklace.

A necklace based particularly on finds from 11-13th c Russia, but that could fit in many other places and times. Cornerless carnelian rectangles paired with rock crystal rounds and squished rounds. This is strung on modern plasticized cable with a purchased clasp. Source: Sedov Source: Sedov 12th c jewelry in the Hermitage. Another 7th-10th c…

Tiered bronze temple ring pendants, part 2

I’ve completed two of the sets of bronze tiered pendants I started, one two tiered and one three tiered. These are meant to hang from medieval Russian temple rings, as in the example below: I am looking at the middle and bottom right sets specifically. I had previously cut out and decorated the trapezoidal components:…

Coil temple rings

Coil, also called curly, temple rings consist of wire coils wrapped around a larger gauge hoop. Found mostly in the west, there are also 2 13th c examples from Novgorod. (Kolchin & Makarova) This is one of the types of temple rings that is also described in the literature as earrings. It is certainly possible…

Temple rings with beads. 

Two sets of temple rings I made in a class at An Tir West war.  There are many varieties of Russain temple rings, as well as West Slavic. These are the beaded type, which range from one bead to five, and usually have metal beads, solid or filigree, and less often glass beads. The metals…