Category Archives: Jewelry

Viking Warrior was a Woman found with Woven Wire

A warriors grave was found at Birka in the late 1800’s and classified as a man due to the weapons and horses found in the grave.  Examination of the skeleton and DNA analysis has shown that this warrior was a woman.  This woman was also buried with woven wire! The image on historiska.se shows what…

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Glass Vessel at The Known World Metal & Glass Symposium

Core Formed Glass Vessel at The Known World Metal & Glass Symposium Mistress Sorcha taught a two part class on making core formed glass vessels.  In the first part we prepared different types of cores to shape the glass around.  We used large mandrels, steel wool and a mixture of manure, clay and sand achat…

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Enameling at The Known World Metal & Glass Symposium

Enameling at The Known World Metal & Glass Symposium Enameling, as I learned it in two classes at The Known Wold Metal & Glass Symposium, is placing powdered glass on copper and heating it until it melts.  Both classes that I attended were on Cloisonne Enameling, which involves bending wires to the shape that you…

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