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Rich Dream

About this design:

OK, I freely admit I'm a closet medievalist, so one of my favorite books is the Tres Riche Heures du Duc de Berry. It is an illuminated manuscript painted by three Limbourg brothers between 1412 and 1416. My favorites are the simple pictures depicting the life of peasants, with the castle looming in the background. I decided to save some of my favorite images in jewelry.


photo scans, glass cabs, bronze settings, aluminum jump rings

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wonderful pendants. I love the three hanging together.

  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    What a creative idea to celebrate a favorite book! I can imagine this could become a wonderful customizable business opportunity.

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Stunning necklace! I love books without pictures. It lets me create what the characters look like. When I was teaching the first Harry Potter book was great for that. We discussed the word pictures and how we saw the characters and scenery from them. We did go to see the movie to compare our visions of the characters and the visions of the producers characters and surrounndings. Even my low performing 4th graders were very actively involved.

  4. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Wow. It took a lot to create these cabs. Such a unique idea for a closet medievalist. But now you are out of the closet. I’d love to see what you do next.

  5. Althea A
    Althea A says:

    I think the 3 pendants are beautiful and so creative. I also really like your use of the jump rings to hang and highlight the pendants. Awesome work!

  6. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    I don’t know where you live but north west of Houston has a fantastic Ren Fest that runs 6-8 weekends in the fall. People dress up (or not), eat, drink & are very merry! This necklace would fit right in with the chainmaille & those pendants!

  7. jghall333
    jghall333 says:

    Thanks, everyone! I hesitated to show this because it seemed so offbeat.

  8. The Beaded Burrito
    The Beaded Burrito says:

    I love it! I actually know about the manuscript from a college class I took.

  9. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love this unique & distinct design! You did a fantastic job making the pendants. The pictures depicting the life of peasants during those times makes this a great work of art–and using the black jumprings helps draw attention to them. I’m so glad you decided to post this creative design.

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