castel del monte architectural floor plan: 3 stone inlay pendants

Castel del Monte stone inlay pendants This is the second version of a pendant design of the Castel del Monte architectural floor plan. Read some history about the castel and see the first version with paper, sterling silver, and resin. This series of pendants features the plan marked with stone inlay: green malachite, black marble,… Read More castel del monte architectural floor plan: 3 stone inlay pendants

sterling silver pendant of floor plan from the castel del monte (puglia)

Castel del Monte Plan Pendant In my ongoing series of pendants from architectural plans of Italian villas, fortresses, and castles, I came across an old travel guide with the unique plan of Castel del Monte, located in the region of Puglia. Castel del Monte (Italian for “Castle of the Mountain”) is a 13th-century castle located… Read More sterling silver pendant of floor plan from the castel del monte (puglia)

coral museum in alghero sardegna and testing for true coral

On a recent trip to the coastal city of Alghero, Sardegna (Sardinia), I visited the Museo del Corallo, a small museum about the ancient local red coral trade. Corallium rubrum, some of the highest quality and perhaps most endangered coral of the Mediterranean, has been harvested around Alghero for centuries and has been an important artistic… Read More coral museum in alghero sardegna and testing for true coral