Time Captured Forever Under Glass
A collection of jewelry created by Jen Parrish-Hill with true Medieval book fragments.
Medieval text is the centerpiece of this one of a kind pendant. Highly detailed clay Sacred Heart frame, painted with an Italian red accented antiqued gold finish. Pendant is @ 1 1/8 of an inch wide, @ 1 3/4 inches long.
This necklace is made up of vintage glass and antiqued filligree beads, measuring @ 16 1/2 to 19 1/2 inches long with chain extender. (length can be adjusted upon request when purchased ~ further extender chain is added at no charge, but beadwork may be additional).)
Will arrive with a scroll copy of the following information:
Contained herein is a fragment of an actual medieval book -- not a reproduction! -- printed in the fifteenth-century.
The present leaf comes from the "Summa Praedicantium" (or "Greatest Proclamation") written by the distinguished Dominican Theologian John Bromyard (d. 1390), of Oxford. The printer was Johann Amerbach (ca. 1440-1513) who was the foremost printer in Basel, Switzerland, at that time. This particular edition is not dated, but bibliographers are confident that it was printed before 1484. The paper size of the original leaf measured approximately 365 x 255 mm, and consisted of 53 lines of gothic type, printed in two columns of Latin text. Books that were printed before 1501 are described as "incunabula" (or "incunables") by bibliographers. For fanatics, here are the bibliographical references to this "incunable" edition: Hain 3993; Oates 2794; Proctor 7615; BMC III 747; ISTC ij00260000; Goff J-260 (locating copies in the United States at Bryn Mawr, Cornell, Harvard, Huntington Library, Library of Congress, Univ. of Chicago, Univ. North Carolina, St. Bonaventure University, Union Theological Seminary, and Yale).
Parrish Relics are one of a kind and handmade in my one-woman (& two helpful cats) jewelry studio at Frog Hollow
. Time and care is spent collecting tiny shards of jewel toned stained glass that I find inspiring and captivating ~
Clay frames are formed around them to pay tribute to the beautiful colors and textures, the history that Stained Glass in Architecture brings to mind. Alchemically hand painted to match the metal components in the chains and findings, they become unique adornments that start conversations and are joyful to wear.
All orders are sent beautifully gift packaged in stamped recycled pillow boxes or organza bags, along with a care sheet and my favorite mossy tissue paper.