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 And please, if you find anything outdated or incorrect please don’t hesitate to contact me using the contact form.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 Featured Item:

Etruscan Gold and Enamel A Baule Earring (6th century BCE)

This is a typical example of Etruscan jewelry, albeit a bit more elaborate. It contains flower motifs along with two women on the top of the earring. Roman jewelry is kind of the awkward child of Etruscan and Greek jewelry.


The Latest

1. 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.

2. I will be expanding the classes that I teach to include Roman clothing and cosmetics. In particular, ways of getting the Roman look (makeup, clothing, and jewelry) easily and without breaking the bank.

3. I plan to break up my Roman jewelry class into to two or three sections (Intro, Intermediate, and Amulets & Apotropaic Symbols).


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

Wearing: linen underdress, wool gap-sleeved tunica, wool palla


Upcoming Classes

Knowne World Courtesans’ 2021 Gulf Wars Virtual Courtesan College

Starting March 17th at 9AM CST and Ending March 21st at 5PM CST

No pre-registration required.

Classes: Roman Jewelry, Roman Makeup (modern and historical methods), and hopefully a few other things. An announcement (subscribe for updates) will be sent out when the schedule is finalized.


Recent Posts


All That Bling: Overview of Roman Jewelry

University of Atlantia (Kingdom of Atlantia)

How to Make a Gap-Sleeved Tunica (Tunica Muliebris)

Barony of South Downs’ Virtual Midwinter Arts & Sciences (Kingdom of Meridies)

NOTE: If you’ve taken a class of mine, the easiest way to find the handout is to use the drop down menu (Categories) and select “Class Handouts.”


Featured Topics


Recreating Roman Jewelry

A collection of jewelry recreated from the Early Roman Empire.

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