Creating ornamental works from precious and semiprecious stones
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-06-13 13:06
1000 years before Walt Disney thought up a cute little mouse in buttoned pants and gloves, an Iron Age artisan created a bronze brooch in the likeness of Mickey. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-11 19:17
Roman remains and artifacts were discovered recently in Vinkovci during excavations to construct a new sports hall including a fibula, a Roman ornamental clip, dating to the 4th century C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-09 14:16
The "Swiss-Army-knife" of its time, a gunpowder flask/sundial compass watch is featured in a watch enthusiasts' blog complete with a large, detailed photo. The object was created in Germany around 1590.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-06 12:12
In an article published by The Telegraph, John Preston relates the story of how his archaeologist aunt unearthed the Anglo Saxon gold at Sutton Hoo in the 1930s.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-21 17:26
Stacey Spiby, a metal detector enthusiast from Shepshed, England, has found a rare 7th century Anglo Saxon oval pendant worth “in the region of a few thousand pounds.”
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-03-20 17:06
The Pushkin Museum of Fine art in Russia will display a collection of Merovingian artifacts. The museum is located in Moscow.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-12 15:22
Writing for Now Online, Michelle Lynch looks at the famous Tara Brooch, one of the great treasures in the National Museum of Ireland that "makes the heart sing."
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2007-02-06 16:26
An Ealdormere Laurel in Playboy magazine? Well, not exactly. To be more accurate: the Laurel herself isn't in the magazine, but her work is.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-02-03 23:48
Archaeologists working on the excavations of burial sites near Frøyland in Rogaland County, Norway were excited to find many artifacts including glass beads, scissors and household utensils.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2007-01-19 18:45
A newly discovered 9th Century grave in Western Norway is yielding many treasures. The grave of a female has so far produced jewelry, many pearls, glass beads, scissors, a knife and other household utensils. The quality and size of the finds indicate a high status grave.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-11-25 12:00
Archaeologists working near the city of Cuijk in the Netherlands have discovered a cache of 3rd century Roman coins and other treasures, apparently as an offering at the spot where a bolt of lightning had struck.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-10-02 15:08
Elektron, anbar, bernstein, Baltic gold -- by any name, amber has been treasured since ancient times. The Polish city of Gdansk, a world center for amber crafting, recently acquired a new museum devoted to studying the world's most prized sap.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2006-07-26 09:03
Dragon Fire Design is a small craftshold specializing in custom silver and gemstone jewelry, goblets, tiaras, enamels, hand carved wooden staves, and fantasy art. They have a catalog with some ready-made items, but their specialty is custom artistic designs created for the individual purchaser.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-07-23 18:42
An exhibition of Byzantine artifacts shows how the classical style of the Greeks and Romans carried over into the Middle Ages. The Road to Byzantium: Luxury Arts of Antiquity, an exhibit which runs through September 3, 2006 at London's Sometset House, shows a wide range of pieces decorated with classical themes.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2006-07-17 09:02
Vallawulf has announced that he is looking for help on several ongoing projects for the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-07-10 11:48
Metal detector enthusiast John Wood certainly didn't expect to strike it rich four years ago when he discovered an odd-looking gold ring, but the 650-year-old artifact is now set to sell at Christies for UK£100,000.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2006-06-29 15:20
Under the direction and Patronage of Michael and Seonaid, King and Queen of Atlantia, the New Regalia Committee is seeking bids for the design and construction of new crowns.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-06-13 11:34
Two friends with metal detectors turned up a gold annular brooch on the Isle of Wight.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-31 06:30
A remarkable brooch, probably the property of a very senior Roman legionary, has been discovered in Northumberland. The object is outstanding for its size and workmanship and also because it is marked with two personal names.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-05-27 01:04
Athena's Grove, Inc., provides gorgeous trims that will make your garb dazzling. They have Celtic, European and Middle Eastern styles and many other beautiful designs. They also carry many Pagan and new age items including Amy Brown pendants and earrings and tarot decks. Mention that you saw them listed on SCAtoday.net, and they offer a discount.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-04-18 21:08
A cache of gold and silver jewelry dating to 638-1099CE has been discovered in Ramle, Israel.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2006-03-20 04:53
Athena’s Grove provides the historical re-enactment community with gorgeous trims that make your clothing really stand out and get noticed. Also to be found are many high-quality sterling silver jewelry items, tarot decks and other ritual items and relaxation CDs.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-02-16 11:05
A gold ring, discovered by in 1998 by archaeologist David S. Phelps, may provide evidence of the contact between British explorers and Native Americans in the late 16th century.
Submitted by glorious on Sat, 2006-02-04 15:39
Art Thou Glorious has taken chainmail out of the realm of armor-making and into the realm of artistic jewelry. All of the jewelry is created using saw-cut rings, and the jewelry is tumbled to create a perfectly comfortable piece of jewelry. This means the jewelry will never scratch, pinch, catch hair, or tear silks. The chainmail items are unique creations and include some of the most intricate jewelry available.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2006-01-12 11:55
Nagle Forge & Foundry is a small family-operated casting company that specializes in crafting historically inspired and limited edition jewelry and clothing fasteners from the finest lead free pewter, sterling silver or 14k gold. They offer cloak clasps, kilt pins, religious pieces, wedding rings and more. Periods of inspiration include the late Roman Empire, the Early and High Middle Ages, the Re
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-11-11 14:11
The weekend before Atenveldt and Gleann Abhann’s coronations, the first-ever international exhibition devoted to imperial Turkish robes, or kaftans, dating to the 16th-17th centuries, opened at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2005-11-06 02:34
A Touch of Wearable Whimsy sells unique, handcrafted, affordable jewelry. All jewelry is made using sterling silver components gemstones and swarovski crystal. Styles of jewelry include chandelier earrings, Celtic-inspired jewelry, Pagan jewelry, gemstone jewelry, wire jewelry, and the occasional surprise.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-11-03 20:03
Celtic Home & Hearth sells Celtic and Renaissance merchandise such as Celtic and Renaissance Bridal jewelry, Wedding items (cake toppers, toasting glass, lucky six pence, Celtic bridal veils, etc.), Celtic sterling and gold jewelry, puppets, Celtic cross stitch kits and cross stitch patterns, cloaks, shirts, kilts, Celtic and Renaissance inspired T-Shirts, silk and cotton scarves, books, book bags, throws, music CDs, bodhrans, tin whistles, chanters, Celtic baby items, collectibles, and even canned haggis!
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2005-10-15 19:58
Odds'n'Sods is based in Australia, and they sell all items of embellishments from braid to aglets, charms, and buttons, plus much more. They also stock many other items that would make your re-enactment atmosphere that bit more authentic and special.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-01 12:25
The skeletal remains of an Iron Age woman have been discovered in an ancient grave site near Copenhagen, Denmark. Believed to be from the 5th century, the woman was buried with her jewelry.