Inspired by historical jewelry

Historical, Necklace / Monday, October 24th, 2016

A few years back I was visiting Copenhagen. Work related, so I did not have so much time for myself, but enough to visit Glyptoteket.

There I was drawn to some glass beads they had got made that was copies of beads they had in their collection. I bought a few with me, and have contemplated how to use them since. You know how it is like when you have been thinking on something for a long time, not always consciously. Suddenly the solution just stands before you, and you wonder why it took so long.

This week it dawned on me that I had to use the kumihimo braid as a cord.  Bronze seemed like a time-appropriate choice of wire, and I tried to make it look authentic by wrapping it rather rough around a mandrel, then slipping the wrap onto the cord.  I am very happy with the result.  Even though all parts in the necklace are of this century,  it just has this historical reference. I like it very much.

Historical jewelry, glass beads from Glyptoteket, Copenhage