My jewelry designs are based on bead finds from the Iron Age, the Viking Age in particular. While some items are made to be as similar to the original find as possible, other items have a more creative twist to them. Check out the category 'Historical Replicas' for items based on particular finds.
I take great care to find beads that resemble the original find in the best way possible. Some items are made with beads of different types of materials. I use both new and recycled vintage beads.
Based on Bead Finds from the Iron Age
The items listed in this section are based on particular bead finds from Iron Age Norway and Sweden. I take great care to find beads that resemble the original find in the best way possible. Together with these jewelry pieces you will receive an information pamphlet with a description of the original find and an overview of the different types of beads used in my interpreation.
Viking Brooch Chains
Fibula Brooch Jewelry
These bead chains can be suspended between the two tortoise brooches, worn on the front of the female apron dress or ‘hangerock’. Archaeologists have proposed different interpretations of how bead jewelry could have been worn by Viking Age women. One interpretation is that bead chains were attached to brooches, the dress’ loops, or the fabric itself.
Beads strung on a leather or linen cord
These necklaces are inspired by finds from the Viking Age. The beads are strung on a fixed lenght cord or an adjustable cord, made of wazed linen or leather. The beads are an assortment of glass, bone, and stone beads.