I am very interested in using gold beaded wire in my work. I am sure
someone must make it, but I only seem to be finding beaded wire in
silver from my regular suppliers.
Does anyone have any idea how it was made in ancient times? I keep
finding references to articles by Naimb Whitfield, who is an expert
on medieval Celtic jewelry, but have not yet found a souce for these
actual articles. I would love to take a crack at trying to duplicate
the technique used in the early middle ages. I would supploes some
kind of dies were used, but the product does not show any parting
line. The stuff was widely used, so how difficult can it be?