Crafting a Gotland Bracelet – Sigvardr Halfdanarson

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The recreation of an artifact can be as simple as shaping a rod to a complex design with many elements. I have been making viking jewelry for a few years now. Typically I make money rings, a pretty simple bracelet. For this project I chose an ambitious item from Gotland, Sweden. It was specifically found in När. It’s being held at the British Museum.

Full documentation can be found at:

Additional Photos of work can be found at my public Facebook page,

16 thoughts on “Crafting a Gotland Bracelet – Sigvardr Halfdanarson

  1. This is just lovely, I love that it is both intricate and delicate. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you very much. Writing up documentation is not my favorite thing. Would rather just move on to next item instead.

  2. Great work. It was really easy to follow along with your process. Thanks for entering.

  3. This was a joy to read through for this process junkie. And, the bracelet itself is gorgeous. Thank you for your artistry.

  4. I love all the details that went into this! I especially appreciated your discussion of researching and recreating the metal alloy from the archeological finds. Fantastic research and gorgeous execution

  5. This was very interesting to read about the creation of not only the item, but of the tools that were used to make it. Thank You!

  6. This is absolutely stunning work! I love that you made a historical alloy and did experimental archaeology with the stamps. Your documentation is really well researched and well organized, and your final piece is gorgeous. Thoroughly enjoyable to read & see…thank you!

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