Tablet Woven band After Taplow find (Vendel Era from an Anglo-Saxon warrior tomb)
This is my finest band so far. I cannot describe how proud I am of this work. It is 4m92 of pure hand-dyed silk (not by me) and some 2% gold thread woven in the mix. Over 180 hours of weaving alone. So if you were wondering why i was not updating new bands these last few months, look over this description box. This commissioned work.
Design, colour discussions, testing, warping and threading non withstanding, this project took at least 80 hours just purely to weave. 2 hours for each pattern repeat, 10 cm per repeat and over 3 meters in total.
The band is made in 16/2 linen, 6.5 cm wide and the pattern is taken from Anne Neuper's Modelbuch (early 16th century) with minor variations to work in the comissioners design.
Few different silver pendants what i made for christmas sales and one commission work pendant from silver and glass. (Customer found that piece of green glass with star symbol on the beach in her holiday trip and wish, that i design and made some kind of pendant from that.)
Diameters are about 30-35 mm, and there you find more pictures from my favourite models in this set. [link] - [link] - [link]
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
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)
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]