Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I grew up participating in a medieval and renaissance reenactment group, the Society for Creative Anachronisms or SCA (www.sca.org). This has definitely flavored my tastes in jewelry! I get most of my inspiration from the renaissance and ancient Roman time periods, through portraits, extant pieces, and descriptions in contemporary accounts. It's amazing the amount of items that have survived for hundreds or even thousands of years, and though some people tend to think of anything made before modern times as crude and clumsy, the opposite is often the case! For instance, did you know that some glass making techniques that were used in renaissance Italy cannot be duplicated today?
Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy my adventures through time and fashion. If you have questions about my work, or have something to add to my research, please let me know! I always welcome input.