Creating ornamental works from precious and semiprecious stones
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-05-14 09:05
Ivory works of art separated for centuries have been reunited in a new show at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich, Germany. Objects that originally stood together but found their way to separate collections are on display side by side until December 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-05-07 11:10
Archaeologists working in Glencurran Cave in Ireland have discovered a "stunning piece of jewellery," a Viking necklace of glass and gold foil beads. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-04-24 16:37
A 16th century silver crucifix depicting Christ flanked by the Virgin Mary and John the Evangelist, discovered in 2009 in Yanworth, England, has been declared treasure. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-21 23:01
Microscopes, X-rays and CAT scans have, so far, been used to identify a recent discovery of a Saxon object from an archaeological dig at The Meads in Kent, with no results. The circular silver, bronze and wooden disk is believed to be a mount, but no one is sure. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-04-10 17:43
In January 2010, a public appeal was made to raise money to build buy the Staffordshire Hoard, considered the "most important find ever" from the Anglo-Saxon era. The appeal was made to raise UK£3.3m to pay the finder of the Hoard and the owner of the land.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-03-30 17:39
A silver pin in the shape of a bird, believed to have been a cap pin dating to the 16th century, has been declared treasure in Lynn, England. The pin was found by metal detectorist David Cockle in Stoke Ferry.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-03-20 08:33
A zoomorphic penannular brooch dating to the 7th century has been discovered in a clump of turf cut for burning in Mantara, Ireland. The Brooch is believed to have belonged to an early Christian clergyman. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-02-26 16:33
A two-inch tall, gold filigree horse head is one of the latest pieces from the Staffordshire Hoard to be displayed at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent, England. (photo)
Submitted by paternosterladies on Sat, 2010-02-13 17:38
Paternoster Ladies recently opened their new online shopping portal, using the Etsy e-commerce hosting provider.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2010-02-12 18:36
Paternoster Ladies produces one-of-a-kind handmade medieval rosaries, paternosters and chaplets for sale. Their line uses historically available materials to create items inspired by medieval sources such as museum examples and artwork of the time period. Many of their raw materials come from upcycling antique and vintage beads and findings, and the results are pure heaven.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-02-01 17:26
Shadow has posted several albums of photos taken during a recent European trip featuring closeups of artifacts in various museums. The photos are available on her SmugMug website.
Submitted by EquosDesigns on Thu, 2010-01-28 23:37
Equos Designs' proprietor makes Iron Age Celtic jewelry designs in fine silver. They have horses and stags and wolves, suns and moons.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-01-10 14:37
Illusion Jewels, a retailer of medieval and renaissance jewelry, has created an online portrait gallery featuring classic paintings from the 15th - 17th centuries that feature jewelry.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-11-23 14:48
Metal detector enthusiast David Booth was "stunned" to learn that four Iron Age gold torcs, dating to late Roman times, could bring him over UK£1m. The torcs were discovered in September 2009 in Stirlingshire, Scotland. (photo & video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 21:19
Metal detectorists at a rally in South Oxfordshire have discovered a 6th century Saxon grave yielding a skull and a garnet brooch belonging to some of "high status."
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2009-10-22 08:43
An Anglo-Saxon Royal treasure will remain in the North East part of England after a cash donation allowed its purchase.
Submitted by Arkayn on Mon, 2009-10-19 12:24
Arkayn Leatherworks offers goods for all of your leather needs: belts, quivers, tankards, gorget, bracers, frogs, sheaths, etc. They specialize in custom work, including artistic leather carvings and embossing, and they carry a wide variety of jewelry, leather, chakra, and mundane.
Submitted by Estragon on Thu, 2009-10-15 21:55
Fine Chainmail Jewelry is a small business dedicated to producing unique custom made stainless steel chainmail jewelry.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-11 17:50
Visitors to the town of Sittingbourne, England have a rare opportunity to watch the processing of artifacts from an Anglo-Saxon burial site. (photos and video)
Submitted by Comyn on Sat, 2009-10-03 09:23
The BBC is reporting on a treasure find in England that rivals that of the Sutton Hoo burial, if not in quality then certainly in quantity.
Submitted by Broom on Tue, 2009-09-15 16:39
Metal detectorists in England have found a new Viking treasure hoard that is thought to be the most important discovery of this type in 150 years.
Submitted by Fabric Dragon on Thu, 2009-08-27 14:34
Fabric Dragon sells many items, but of especial interest to most SCAdians are the linen threads in multiple weights and colors, silk threads in multiple weights, colors, and degree of twist, beads (including those small enough to use easily in embroidery) and pearls of various types.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-08-10 12:36
A team of archaeologists, led by Professor Nikolay Ovcharov, has discovered the walls of what they believe is the the Monastery of the Bulgarian Patriarch in the 13th century in Veliko Tarnovo, the country's medieval capital.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-12 08:15
Years of metal detecting have paid off for Mary Hannaby and her son, Michael of Hemel Hempstead, England. The two recently discovered a piece of gold, believed to be part of a reliquary or pendant buried four inches below the surface of a field in Hertfordshire.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-06-28 12:17
18-year-old Conor Sandford of Kilmore, Ireland believed he was picking up a soda can ring from the hole on his father's farm. What he actually found was a 12th century silver ring, "very well-preserved, and it was relatively unworn." (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-03 17:45
A recently discovered large collection of glass beads dating to the 17th century proves that global trade had reached the shores of North America. The 70,000 beads, which included Venetian, Dutch, French and Chinese glass beads, were found at an excavation at the Santa Catalina de Guale Mission. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-03-20 07:22
Baroness Estrid Nordmark of the Kingdom of Drachenwald reports that she has been commissioned to create jewelry and props for a stage production of Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-17 15:44
Did you know that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth of England has a website? Indeed She does, and one where you may enjoy a virtual tour of Windsor Castle, walk through the gardens at Buckingham Palace, or the gallery of royal paintings.
Submitted by ianuk on Tue, 2009-03-17 08:08
One of the categories for the XXV Estrella War Arts and Sciences Competition was that of A Silver Based Entry. The winning entry was A 10th Century Viking Hoard entered by HE Ivan Petrovich, OL, KSCA; HE Ianuk Raventhourne, OL and Sir Steffan von Hessen, KSCA.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-16 11:33
Douglas Fletcher of Flint, England has a fancy French metal detector which emits a differently-pitched sound for different metals. This, along with a musician's sense of pitch, allowed him to discover a silver ring dating to the 14th century.