A handmade, card woven reconstruction based on textile findings by Agnes Geijer in silk and gold. This band is 60 cm long and 1 cm wide, brocaded with real gold.
Birka is a famous viking age site in Sweden. Founded around the 8th century and abandoned in the 10th. It offers an unique insight into viking life and work, as it has been left undisturbed up until modern time.
Details: Materials: 60/2 silk for the warp and gold wound around a silk core for the brocade Time: 20 hours Site: Birka (8th-10th century), I think this is Birka BIII (B3) Number of cards: 23 Width: 1 cm Length: 60 cm
This piece is carved from a portion of on Elk antler near the end crown. The style and time period is tenth century byzantine. The vine work is freestanding ie its totally in the round, except for a couple of places to hold it in place the griffin on the side is undercut very deeply
A bird closely linked with Celtic and Norse mythology, here you can see a raven like those represented in old Scandinavian brooches of sixth and seventh centuries. Size: A4 sheet (81/8" x 11 3/4" of acid-free 250gr paper). For auction on Ebay [link]
finished at last! (well... I started it like... on tuesday, it wasn't a loong wait xD)
well again, this is a viking bossed pennanular brooch, they were popular from like... 9th to 11th century in scandinavia and originated from the viking settlement's in ireland
I based this one on many actual hiberno-norse brooches from ireland but the filigree and granulation is more common in scandinavia itself (still... my filigree sucks and my granulation is not a lot better xD)
but I really liked how this one came out I messed up several times there, but I still think it's my best piece so far (and by far xD)
emm just that xD
ahh, yeah 100% handmade in silver took me about 10 hours of work (distributed in 2 days)