It's been slow going, mostly because of the holiday season eating up my time. I've done a fair amount of research and accumulating of images, but then I realized that a lot of the jewelry uses pearls. And most of my current bead stash is *not* pearls (or fake pearls). Also the jewelry that doesn't use pearls uses colors or styles of beads that are not part of my stash of beads (that I thought was quite large...)
I decided I had really better use at least some of the beads I already had, before going out and buying more beads specifically for a project. And there enters the Viking treasure necklace.
This is the one that I made yesterday. It follows the general idea and style of Viking treasure necklaces (more information here and here). I won't be selling this one, as it uses a couple beads I'm quite fond of, and it's a little small for over-the-head wear. Typically these would be hung between shoulder brooches on an apron dress, but I also like them worn as a modern necklace would be.
Custom versions are available here on my Etsy shop - the idea is that you pick the length of necklace, send me your charms, special beads, etc, and I will make them into a treasure necklace for you.