This post was first posted by Cindy Gimbrone on Wednesday, August 29, 2007. Since then, I have also personally been inspired by Renaissance jewelry, and Cindy showed us two great Renaissance inspired projects using filigree pendants during our 12 days of Christmas event this past month.
(Photo Credit: Venus and Cupid, late 1520s painted by Italian/Venetian artist, Lorenzo Lotto (ca. 1480–1556)
"O, beauty, till now I never knew thee!"
(Henry VIII, Act 1, Sc.4)
You may feel the same way once you feast your eyes on jewelry in the style of the Renaissance . Full of pearls, gold filagree and gems in long strands, it's luscious! This wasn't jewelry for the masses but rather for the wealthy and those of royal birth.
Adornmynts creates lovely contemporary jewelry in the Renaissance style.
Feeling inspired? Guyot Brothers has an extensive selection of filligree stampings to set you off on your journey to creating a royal piece of jewelry for yourself!