English jeweler proves love for craft of the Middle Ages

Jamie Hall, an apprentice jeweller from Derby, England, has something to prove. He wants to show that he is a really good jewelry-maker, one who can forego the technology of the present for the techniques of the past, specifically the early Middle Ages.

Jamie has created a blog to chronicle his efforts, called Primitive Method: Exploring jewellery techniques from the early middle ages. On the blog he posts about his progress, concentrating on jewelry from the Viking, Anglo-Saxon and early Middle Ages.