Materials: Valkyrie Pendant crafted in (Bronze), glass beads (handmade), and leather cord
Size: (Leather) strand is 13 inches long. (Pendant) measures 26mm tall and (Beads) measure 13mm tall.
This striking set of beads and Valkyrie pendant includes all the iconic designs from Viking Age and Iron Age finds. The colors, which range from white and red to blue, green, and black are all traditionally handmade and annealed for strength.
These come on a looped leather cord for attachment to turtle brooches on your Viking garb, or can be strung simply around the neck.
The central Valkyrie pendant is an exact replica of a Rus’ Viking belt mount from the 9th century and was cast directly from the original historical artifact. The image likely depicts a Valkyrie, with owl-like features and a striking gaze.
Norse lore includes many powerful birds of prey, including falcons, eagles, and hawks. Some of the gods and goddesses, like Freyja, can shapeshift into these birds.
Because Valkyries fly fallen warriors to the halls of Valhalla, it's no wonder this facial depiction resembles that of a powerful bird!
Please let me know if you have any questions at all!
**Want to design your own necklace?? My shop sells individual handcrafted beads of all colors, and shipping will always be combined. Create your own anciently beautiful design!
More about Glass Beads:
Silver shines and gold gleams, but glass was also one of the most valued treasures of the ancient world! Celtic, Scandinavian, and Mediterranean cultures extensively created and traded these colorful accessories with each other.
After the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 B.C., glass became more scarce, and thus in higher in demand and worth more. Shards were painstakingly collected and pillaged so they could be recycled into new beads.
Single beads were buried with Viking warriors next to their weapons, and some were strung around their necks alongside their Mjölnir amulets. And they were special enough to be passed down for generations.
What about colors?
During the Viking Age, the most popular glass bead colors in male graves seemed to be red, green, and white (in that order). They were used for trade, ritual, and as status symbols.
Upon settling Iceland, blue and green glass beads were produced extensively. Even ancient Egyptian glass beads of brilliant blue were worn by Bronze-Age Scandinavians. (And are thought to be created by King Tutankhamun’s jeweler himself!)
Of course, Viking women collected and wore many glass beads of all colors. They adorned their belts with them, wore them in strings as necklaces, or (most commonly) hung them between their turtle brooches.
Embellishments of bead shapes and patterns of contrasting dots, lines, and zig-zags all added to the diversity and beauty of these precious objects. Sometimes the Vikings even added gold and silver foiling!
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If your leather is feeling a little dry and stiff one of the best products you can ever apply is mink oil paste or "leather fat", a light coating will soften, protect and even help repel water
If you are looking to buy wholesale i start discounts at 25 items i also help with viking weddings and would be happy to work with you on what ever your looking for.