Bio: Magistra Audrye Beneyt, OP is a companion of the Maunche who transitioned from scribal arts to working with metal in June of 2022. Her primary interests run from Etruscan through to Imperial Rome and Byzantine jewelry with a current focus on the creation of loop-in-loop chain. Much of her knowledge has been self taught through experimentation.
The art of working with metal comes with a language all of its own. Much like many professions, the language can be confusing to those who are looking on from the outside. The use of jargon when sharing works with others presents a potential for disconnect, with the receiver of information not being clear on the meaning of words used and therefore losing interest in the topic. I chose to create a rendition of an extant piece featuring gold and amethyst on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington, England. Through the process of recreating this necklace from Imperial Rome around 100-200 C.E., I learned a great foundation in the language of metal which will be built upon for years to come.