heartofoakcrafts

Historical reproduction glass and ironwork

Rockland, Maine | 1896 Sales

heartofoakcrafts

Historical reproduction glass and ironwork

Rockland, Maine 1896 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (504)

Announcement   Our hand-crafted glass beads and ironwork are based upon originals from Anglo-Saxon, Roman, Celtic, Germanic, and Viking-era archaeological sites. My partner and I make everything by hand ourselves.

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Last updated on Nov 3, 2016

Our hand-crafted glass beads and ironwork are based upon originals from Anglo-Saxon, Roman, Celtic, Germanic, and Viking-era archaeological sites. My partner and I make everything by hand ourselves.

Sarah Collins

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About

About our work

A few years ago, a friend sat me down and showed me how to use her glassworking torch. I've been hooked ever since. I met Chris (aka Ekk), a professional blacksmith, in 2006 and we immediately hit it off. His ironwork is a fascinating mixture of the practical and the artistic, and we like to find new ways our skills can collaborate.

I began this shop as a way to finance my glass hobby, but soon found that there were very few other people selling historically accurate replica beads for the reenactment and museum community in the US. All my historical beads are based off extant examples from museums all over the world. Full documentation for each style is available upon request.

Chris and I live on a former-hippie-commune-turned-farmstead on the Canadian border with no running water. We share our land with a couple of cats, a fluctuating number of chickens, and a wickedly clever goat named Oscar.

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For more information on the beads I make, see:

Brugmann, Birte. Glass Beads from Early Anglo-Saxon Graves: A Study of the Provenance and Chronology of Glass Beads from Early Anglo-Saxon Graves, Based on Visual Examination. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2004.

Callmer, Johan. 1977. Trade Beads and Bead Trade in Scandinavia ca. 800 - 1000 AD. Acta Archaeologica Lundensia 4th Series, No. 11. Lund: Munksgaard.

Guido, Margaret. 1978. The Glass Beads of the Prehistoric and Roman Periods in Britain and Ireland, Rep. Res. Comm. Soc. Antiq. Lond. 35, (London)

Guido, Margaret. 1999. The Glass Beads of Anglo-Saxon England c. AD 400-700 (ed. Welch, M.) Rep. Res. Comm. Soc. Antiq. Lond. 56, (London)

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Shop members

  • Sarah O'Connor

    Owner, Maker, Glass Artist

    A museum professional by trade, Sarah has always been interested in the material culture of other eras. Glasswork began as a hobby but is now a full time occupation.

  • Chris Collins

    Maker, Blacksmith

    Chris is a professional blacksmith, boatbuilder, and jack of all trades who has made everything from Roman 4-horn saddles to a 35' two masted sailboat. His love of history inspires his work.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 9, 2017
Welcome to Heart of Oak Crafts, an Etsy shop featuring reproduction glass and iron items from the Iron Age through the early medieval period! I am a glass worker and jack of all trades who often works with my partner (a professional blacksmith) to create everything from exact historical reproductions to modern whimsy. All our crafts are produced by us by hand.

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Returns and exchanges
My beads have been annealed, but I know accidents can happen. If you discover something has broken before arrival, email me *immediately* and we can do either a replacement or a refund.

As far as returns go, every item is one of a kind due to its handmade nature. The photos accurately represent the pattern used for the listing. If you want to return something anyways, please contact me immediately. Your reasons will be considered on a case-by-case basis, so please make it creative. :) Bonus points for humor. There will be a $10 restocking fee for items returned. No returns after 4 weeks, please.
Payment
Items can be paid for via PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account, email me and we can probably work something out. Anything sold to a Maine address will have sales tax added to keep the bureaucrats happy.
Shipping
Items will be shipped within two weeks of order confirmation.