E. Lutz Studio

Ancient Arts: Jewelry Collection

Ancient Nordic Tablet Woven Belt With Brazed Bronze Buckle.

Warp twined weaving has it's origins in many cultures. Examples of tablet weaving, have been discovered in diverse locations including Egypt ( dating from 945 B.C.), Germany and Sweden ( 4th Century B.C.) and Western Asia ( Turkestan, A.D. 750).

Jasper Agate and Brazed Bronze Buckle for Tablet Woven Cotton Belt.

Here the brazed buckle, set with a colorful jasper agate collected from local volcanic outcroppings, emulates the simple geometric patterns of ancient cultures.

Bronze metal brazing is an artistic expression of industrial brazing techniques developed with the invention of the oxy-acetylene system for metal fabrication in the early 1900's. The spontaneity the artist achieves with the brazing technique results in a palpable fluidity of design.

Sand Cast Bronze Buckle for Woven Wool Belt.

The wool threads and traditional Northern European colors in the woven belt inspired the late bronze age (6th - 7th Century B.C.) motif of the sand cast bronze buckle.

Still practised today much as it has been for centuries, sand casting has it's origins in ancient history.

Turquoise and Bronze Repousse' Buckle for Woven Wool Belt.

Turquoise from a hot spring deposit in central Nevada accents this hammered bronze buckle.

This style of jewelry is reminiscent of metalwork found in Viking burial sites in the Baltic dating from around the 9th century A.D.

Silver and Enamel Squash Blossom Necklace.

The squash blossom flower cloisonne enamel cabachon is set in a silver necklace inspired by the work of Native American silversmiths of the mid 20th century.