The saga of the Gallo-Roman necklace is over! I have to finish writing my documentation for it, but the piece is complete. On a whim, I went to one of my local bead stores (Beadazzler Beads in downtown Overland Park, Kansas), and looking over their selection of Hill Tribes metal, I saw these rather oval-shaped … Continue reading The Gallo-Roman necklace saga . . .
One of my other great passions in the name of the Society, while out of period for my persona, is paternosters, after stumbling upon http://paternosters.blogspot.com/ a few years ago. I finished one last night, and used coral, quartz, and quite a few charms, in the same vein as this one from the V&A. I did … Continue reading Paternosters
I finished the Gallo-Roman necklace. It took about six hours (I did take frequent breaks, so that's some of it), and most of my 24 gauge copper wire, but that was from wrapping all the links. The time-consuming part - the links - is done. You can see some of the reason this was so … Continue reading Gallo-Roman Necklace – DONE! (well, mostly.)
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 world-wide. There is even a variant of amethyst that's called rose de France, which is … Continue reading Oooh! Purple!