Tales From the Knowne World is a site dedicated to the study of jewelry, Ancient Rome, reenactment, history, fashion, historical sex work, and a touch of random for flavoring. And please, if you find anything outdated or incorrect please don’t hesitate to contact me using the contact form.

This Weeks Feature:

Gold & Pearl Dangle Earrings

Popular from the first to third centuries CE. The word “castanet” comes from the sound that these would make as the pearls struck each other while the wearer walked.

The Latest

1. Here is the write up I promised about using modern cosmetics and fabric tricks to get the Roman look: Quick & Easy Roman.

2. NEW: You can now sign up for email updates (which will be sent rarely). There is a subscription link on the right side if you’re on a computer and on the bottom of this page on a mobile, or on the top dropdown.

3. My Roman jewelry class is being revamped into two or three sections (Intro, Intermediate, and Amulets & Apotropaic Symbols or non-jewelry).

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My Upcoming Events

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Why yes, you can wear Roman garb in Minnesota in the winter.

Wearing: linen underdress, wool gap-sleeved tunica, wool palla, jewelry (my own)

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Recreating Roman Jewelry

A collection of jewelry recreated from the Early Roman Empire.

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