Wednesday, 5 September 2012

History Hop - join in!

Are you inspired by history? If you said yes, then this could be the blog hop for you! The History Hop is a chance to immerse yourself in a period in history and create jewelry with that inspiration.

Your challenge is to select a period from the timeline below (or I can choose one at random for you!), research it, and create something to reflect that period. I'm hoping you'll not only be inspired by the style of the period, but also the materials that would have been used.


How it works: 

Choose one or more time periods. If you'd rather it be a surprise, I can choose a period for you. Remember, you only have to choose one!

Post a comment here or email me with your chosen time period. I'll put all the info together for an easy to use blog hop list, so we know where we're going!

Create at least one piece of jewelry for your period. You can make as many as you like, but one finished piece for each time period you choose is all that's required.

Reveal on Saturday, October 13th.

Hop the blogs - I know there are going to be some amazing creations, so enjoy the hop!

Info I need from you: your chosen time period and your blog address, if you're not commenting with a Blogger account. Otherwise it's hard to find you!

There are 14 time periods to choose from. Click on the names for a great site with descriptions, history, and photos for each time period.


Found one you liked? Email (click on my profile to contact me) or comment here with your choice(s) and that you'd like to participate. All you have to do from there is create and wait for the reveal day! I hope there's enough info in the links above, but if you need help finding any other resources, just ask!

Let's get creating!

History Hop participants so far:

Ahowin - Art Nouveau
Alicia Marinache – Victorian
Becca's Place – Renaissance
Beti Horvath – Ancient Egypt and Art Deco
Cherry Obsidia – Ancient Mecynae Greece
Cooky – Renaissance
Jennifer Davies-Reazor – Medieval
Kathleen Douglas – Indus Valley
Kashmira Patel – Etruscan
Lady Grey – Victorian
Laney Mead – Pre-Columbian
Leah Curtis – Ancient Roman
LiliKrist - Persia
Melissa – Mesopotamian
Melissa Trudinger – Art Nouveau
Micheladas Musings – Ancient Romans
Sandra Wollberg – Art Nouveau
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson – Art Deco
Tracy Stillman – Victorian


  1. I would love to join in. I found 3 time periods that interested me.. lol But I would like to create with the ancient romans..

    email addy is

  2. I'm in. I'm torn between Egypt and Victorian though...

  3. Oh gee, I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew, but I'd love to do both Egypt and Art Deco, sort of a compare and contrast thingie!

  4. I am in! But I want to sleep on it and will decide tomorrow what period I will time travel to....

  5. Pre-Columbian - they used anthropomorphic ideas in their designs :D My email is

    Right off to do some research :D Lx

  6. This sounds like fun! Please count me in and surprise me (pick for me please)

  7. I'm gonna go for it - please add me in, I'm going to represent Ancient Mycenae Greece - I studied mythology extensively in my degree, and loved it! :)

  8. Ancient Mycenae Greek for me - I hope I can do the era proud! :)

  9. Mmmm think I 'll have a go- Art Deco for me please
    here is my e-mail

    Hope I complete on time lol!!

  10. I am in. Since ART NOUVEAU started in my city, I chose ART NOUVEAU:

  11. Ok I decided to go with victorian.

  12. I had to correct myself because it was one of the school of ART NOUVEAU which started in my city. Here some info:

    In Nancy, the Art Nouveau style takes the name of the Ecole de Nancy, also known as the "Alliance Provinciale des Industries d’Art", thanks notably to the emblematic figure of Emile Gallé. Glass, furniture, stained glass, ceramic, leather, iron, architecture and other artistic mediums take part in this vast movement to renovate the decorative arts that still mark the city of Nancy to this day.

    1. Thanks for sharing that! Wonderful bit of history there.

  13. I'd love to join. Art Nouveau please. E-mail is wollberg.sandra(at)

  14. I will jump in on this one. Since it doesn't look like the Mesopotamian era has been chosen, I will try that.
    blog: email:

  15. I would love to join too - I need to stay busy... I have a hard time making choices. I would love to do any of these three; Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Victorian. I would be pleased to do any though - so I will eagerly await to hear the news if I am in and which time period. Thanks so much for such a wonderful opportunity to grow in knowledge and in technique and skill.

  16. i would love to participate if you are still accepting people. i'd like to work on the victorian period

  17. i forgot to include by blog address (sorry!) it is:
    thanks! i think this looks really fun :)

  18. You can sign me up for what ever period isn't covered, or is least covered.

  19. Hope I'm not too late to join in the fun! I actually just created something Roman-inspired, and another piece inspired by Hellenistic Greece (with a heavy Egyptian influence) so I'm heading to the other end of the spectrum this time and going with Art Deco! It will be a whole new experience for me!

    Hope that works! Thanks for hosting this fun event!

    Sharyl McMillian-Nelson / Sharyl's Jewelry
    Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections (Blog)

  20. Ok, I'll join in too! Just hope I have time before/after my holiday to complete my piece (I have it in my head, so that's a good start!) I'd like to do Art Nouveau please!

  21. Are you still accepting people? 'Cuz this sounds really fun. I think I'd be interested in one of these: Renaissance or Art Deco. Is that okay? Thank you!!!!

  22. Hi Leah, I'd love to join in and will choose Victorian. My blog is

  23. Leah, please kindly choose a history for my theme =)
    BTW...I have update my name and blog.

  24. I'm so sorry I missed this!!! I would have LOVED this!