When I first started out on this project, I was very excited. As a glass artist studying mainly later period Viking age beads, I realized very quickly that for me to be more knowledgeable about glass and beads in my preferred time period, it was necessary to leap further back in time and look deeper … Continue reading Reproducing 18th Dynasty Glass Egyptian Pomegranate Ear Pendants, Searching for how glass was made, and discovering possible cultural symbolism in the process.
The link has my PDF on this glass reproduction project. These historical samples that I have used to reproduce my ear tunnels are from museum collections. In the late 18th century and early 19th century it was a common practice for people to find artifacts and keep them or sell them at markets. Never documenting … Continue reading Ancient Glass: A recent project. 18th Dynasty Glass Egyptian Ear Tunnels.