Sunday, December 9, 2012

Title: Recreating a 6th century Frankish/Anglo-Saxon Bead

Link  to  Documentation:

Purpose: The goal of this project is to recreate a common early medieval Frankish bead found
both on the European continent and in Anglo-Saxon England. The original inspiration for this
project is the bead pictured above, but Appendix A contains multiple other images of similar
beads from both England and the continent. This style of bead was chosen because of its simple,
yet striking color combination, the interesting trade and cultural relationship it represents, and
because its creation required a specific skill set (working with stringer) that I was eager to learn.

Images: (Top) Bead from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, (Bottom) Reproduction bead