Blog roundup

26 09 2009

There has been so much deliciousness that I can’t wait any longer to share:

  • Katherine Wheeler has a few photographs of new work, I love the stilt cup [post]
  • Katherine Bowman’s pledge rings are covetable; even though it’s documented that I’m not usually a fan of green in jewellery, gems are excluded from that rule and the tourmaline is calling to me [post]
  • David Neale’s golden oxen are wonderful [post]
  • for less experienced jewellers, students, or interested collectors and jewellery-lovers, Erika Harris has recently shown a series of photographs of the start of the process of making a bezel setting [post];
  • apparently diamonds aren’t forever, as TheAge [here] tells us that BHP has warned of dwindling kimberlite pipe finds (where the diamonds are)
  • did you see images of the fabulous hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold (650 objects) and silver (530 objects) a metal-detectorist (seriously, that’s their ‘official’ name, let it go) has found in Staffordshire? I first found this on the BBC website on Thursday [here] and it was all over the domestic television news on Friday night; Inari has also posted this link to a NYTimes article [here] and I’m sure there are lots of stories now flaunting about on the net about it; I can’t wait until it’s all cleaned up and all displayed in one place together, what a feast for the senses that would be…

Update: thanks to Inari for the link to the ‘official’ website for the hoard – see the comments.



3 responses

26 09 2009

Hi Karen, just found the “official” website for the treasure, heaps of great info and images:


PS. FYI The NYTimes link I posted seems to have ceased from working automatically and now requires a (free) sign up process : (

26 09 2009

Thank you Inari!

26 09 2009
David Neale

metal detectorists look a quite a lot like whipper-snipperers to me!

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