During this ‘quiet time’ I’ve been working on several new products based on or copies of artifacts from Rus trading area in Eastern Europe. Rus trader home base was the island of Gotland. Trade routes were active between Gotland and the Roman Empire from around the birth of Christ.
Current projects include production of ‘T’ shaped Crossbow Brooches in three sizes plus variations that include use as chatelaines. Also reproduction of Angelo-Roman animal brooches from Britain from the same time period.
Last summer I had a pack of enameled Angelo-Roman hounds chasing each other across my display board. For next summer I’ll have a pack of enameled Angelo-Roman hounds and an enameled Angelo-Roman horse chasing enameled Angelo-Roman rabbits. All are copies of actual artifacts from Angel Land.
More Later Alan Andrist Nordic Trader