Not sure if any of you out there have watched any of the "Viking" episodes on the History channel, but we've been seriously bitten by the bug. Those guys make current day thugs look like complete amatures! The vileness, gore, and utter heatheness has been shocking. Yet, there is a certain appeal to watching the hoarding, looting, routing, and generally bad behavior displayed by these characters. Not to mention observing these big, burly, muscled and hunky men running around wearing next to nothing or what amounts to short skirts. And the women. Who wouldn't want to be a Shield Maiden? Hmm... What does this have to do with jewelry? I have no idea, but I feel like it's inspired some form of animus or at least awaked the ancient Celt in me ( I think those guys rivaled the exploits of the Norse). I am, afterall, part Irish. My Captured Stone Pendant gives as good as it gets. We cut, shape and pound metal. We harness a lovely stone with wire capture. Celtic Weave Ring binds metal into a miniature Druid circle. Come and join the fun with me and these upcoming classes at Brea Bead Works.