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Detailed Course Description

This course follows a live project commissioned by National Heritage to recreate the focal beads from the 1'500 year old Pagan Lady Viking necklace. It is counted among the ten wonders of the Viking world and it was found on the Isle of Man. 1'000 years ago a Viking of great standing inherited an heirloom which had been passed down through the family line for 500 years. The beads were purchased over half a Millennium through trade during ‘Viking’ journeys across Europe. When ‘The Pagan Lady’ died, this precious necklace was buried with her. Archaeologists discovered her remains in the Isle of Man, and Julie Anne Denton was commissioned by Manx National Heritage to study and recreate this 52 bead necklace. It consists of 6 amber beads, 44 glass, one jet and one faience. After completion, a series of talks and practical demonstrations commenced throughout the Heritage sites on the Island. Julie would like to share the techniques developed from this exciting project to the wider glass Community. The class begins with a lecture about the Pagan Lady, the History surrounding her story and how the beads where originally created. A full set of working notes with detailed pictures is given to each participant. In this online workshop, Dr Julie will show you how to age beads, make 1'500 year old murrine, mix your own colours, use glass enamels and powders, mimic aged amber and work to exact specifications within a strict brief. No matter what your skill level, by the end of this class you will leave with your own Pagan Lady necklace, encompassing replicas of the focal beads. Our LIVE zoom sessions will commence for an hour per session for five Sunday morning sessions. Three complimentary ‘one on one’ personal consultations with Dr Julie are included in the price of the course. Participants can use these free consultations at their leisure, and they are designed to help one with the tricky parts of this project.

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