Welcome and Salutations

When I started this over ten years ago, and I was told beadwork "wasn't period" in the medieval timeperiod. Well, as you will see from the sources I've proven that it is since and I don't hear that arguement anymore. I wanted to make sure others didn't either. That's why I created this site.

If you see anything here that can help you in your studies, your documentation or your teaching, please take it, but please provide links and credits back to this site so then others can examine this field more in depth (and see them in full-color where possible).

See something I am missing information on? Something I don't have at all? Email me

Are you an Apprentice or a Student to a Laurel?

Want to discuss medieval beadworking with other SCA scholars?

I'm pleased to announce that I believe I've found where the parchment squares at the V&A (one of them shown at left) originated from with the discovery of a textile fragment at a museum in Halberstadt, Germany,
Now in COLOR.
Click to start!

READ: Some of my Email

FIND: Class notes and How-to's

VISIT: My Work Gallery

RESEARCH: Discovery about the `3th Century Germans beadwork squares at the V&A and thier origin.

RESEARCH: My research on the history of the 14th Altar Hanging from Cheb, Czech Republic

HELPFUL: My list of words you need to know in German for beadwork research.

Bead Research Essentials

Bildimage - German Art Photos
Very bad to search in, but VERY packed full of medieval beadwork if you know how, and where, to look. Features over 1,400,000 photos of art and art treasures objects in and around Germany. Not for the faint of heart and knowledge of German helpful.

LEO - German/English Dictionary
Need help with that German word from the above site? LEO will not only define in English it you can hear it spoken. They also do French. I love this site so much I want to make out with it.

Over 7,500 links of interest to medievalists and a very nicely packed beadwork category. Research anything here. - used book search
Search for those rare foreign language books here. it's where I shop for mine. Searches a dozen systems in the US and Europe. Don't fear, shipping direct from Europe is cheaper than domestic!

Article in Beadwork Aug/Sep 2004:

"Sacred Embellishment: A Look at Medieval German Bead Art"
By Jen Segrest


My Classes at Pennsic 35:

My attendance this year is still tentative but here are my listed classes:

Scroll protection 101:
Professional Artwork Protection for Amateur Scribes

1 hour. No Limit. FREE

Date: Tue 15
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: AS 02

Date: Thu 17
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: AS 02

Machine Washable Beadwork
2 hours, limit 15, $5 class kit.
(same class as past years, please let someone else have a seat if you have already been to this)

Date: Tues 15
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: AS 02

Date: Wed 16
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: AS 02

Advanced Beadwork Techniques
2 hours, limit 10, $5 class kit.
(A prior attendance to my machine washable class required
- on your honor)

Date: Wed 16
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: AS 02