Creating ornamental works from precious and semiprecious stones
Submitted by Broom on Tue, 2009-09-15 15:39
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 13:34
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 11:36
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 07:15
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 11:17
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 16:45
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 06:22
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 14:44
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 07:08
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 10:33
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-10 15:09
A Wikipedia entry chronicles a collection of Anglo-Saxon beads found in a cemetery in Sarr in the mid-19th century. The site includes a large drawing of the various beads.
Submitted by annwyn on Sun, 2009-03-08 21:16
Custom garb, corsets, accessories, and other costumes are offered by Lady Medb ingen Eochaid. All items are handmade and fitted to you at reasonable prices. All garb is made using period designs and patterns. Lady Medb has experience making all types of custom costumes.
Submitted by Morag filia Scayth on Sat, 2009-03-07 09:41
Maev Kennedy takes a tour around the treasures of the Black Death exhibition at The Wallace Collection, London, including a tiny perfume bottle that was owned by a victim of a superstitious anti-plague pogrom.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-02 17:22
The Treasures of the Black Death exhibit at London's Wallace Collection showcase two hoards of medieval jewelry dating to the 14th century. The treasures were owned - and buried with - Jewish families who perished during the Black Plague. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-02-17 18:18
"It was a bit scary at first because we were unsure if it was a murder scene," said metal detectorist Bob white who, with his friend Cliff Smith, recently discovered a 1,500-year-old Saxon burial ground in Sussex, England.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-02-17 08:38
Have metal detector, will travel? It's amazing what can be found with patience and practice, as WTF? Place reports: 10 great archaeological finds for the year 2008.
Submitted by firedame on Mon, 2009-02-09 09:02
The Crucible is a non-profit arts education organization in Oakland, California. From this web site you can learn many of the skills used in ancient arts and crafts, like blacksmithing, glass working, metalsmithing, foundry, and jewelry making.
Submitted by firedame on Mon, 2009-02-09 08:41
The Crucible is a non-profit arts education organization in Oakland, California. From this web site you can learn many of the skills used in ancient arts and crafts, like blacksmithing, glass working, metalsmithing, foundry, and jewelry making. Their jewelry department includes a tutorial on the ancient art of Viking Knit.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-16 12:40
The discovery of an early Celtic village near Krakow, Poland (3rd century BCE) sheds light on the history of the Celtic peoples in Europe. The village is unique in Poland.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-11 19:12
Two farmers digging in a muddy drainage channel were surprised to see the glint of gold recently and even more surprised to discover a 10th century CE gold Viking ring.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-19 18:10
An Iron Age torc, valued at UK£350,000, is one of the highlights of this year's archaeological discoveries in the UK. The necklace was found near Newark in Nottinghamshire. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-12-15 15:01
While it may not be the true Holy Grail, an international congress held November 7-9, 2008 at the Catholic University of Valencia, Spain declared that the artifact "has tremendous cultural value due to its impact on history and literature."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 10:26
Sewer construction near Penrith in northern England has uncovered a Roman settlement a mere meter beneath the soil. The project has also unearthed several medieval buildings, including a rare Grubenhauser. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-30 08:16
A metal detector hobbyist has discovered a 14th century silver mount, believed to have been used "as a decorative item on leather clothes," near Barnard Castle, County Durham, England. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-23 12:04
British metal detector enthusiast Peter Beasley was intrigued recently when he pulled a heavy gold ring from the ground near Petersfield, England. Now experts believe that the ring may have belonged to Robert, the eldest son of William the Conquerer. (photo)
Submitted by Racaire on Wed, 2008-11-19 17:35
Racaire of the Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum in Vienna, Austria, has posted photos from her recent trip to the Schatzkammer (Treasury) in Vienna, Austria.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-08 17:50
A 13th century pentambular brooch discovered by a metal detector is Hampshire, England, in February 2008 has been declared treasure by North East Hampshire coroner Andrew Bradley. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-11-07 12:07
The recent discovery of high-status jewelry buried in an Anglo Saxon grave in East Cleveland, England has experts buzzing. The 7th century artifacts are linked to the Northumbrian Royal family.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-02 18:06
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is hosting two exhibits dealing with subjects of interest to medievalists: The Special Dead: a Medieval Reliquary Revealed and Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. Both exhibits will be open until January 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-10-30 17:46
Just in time for Christmas, retail giant Neiman Marcus is offering a collection of extremely rare original medieval and Renaissance rings dating from the 10th century through the late Renaissance, and costing US$25,000 and up. (photo)