Cove residents learn how to make medieval jewelry
Fri, 2016-05-20 05:00 News Staff
By DAVID J. HARDIN
Wednesday night at the Copperas Cove Public Library, residents were able to learn about history and have fun at the same time. The attendees learned about how to make medieval jewelry using wire and wood.
The library has been showcasing a series of monthly events on Medieval Arts and Sciences. Cove residents were able to get hands-on experience as well as history lesson in Norse jewelry making methods. They learned about torcs, pendants, and other decorative items. The Society for Creative Anachronism and the library held the event.
Michelle Buchmeier taught the group how to make a ring by using an aluminum wire and wrapping it around a cylindrical piece of wood.
Michelle says that it is a great opportunity to learn about history and at the same time make the same kind of jewelry that was made in medieval times, and for little cost. She has been working with wire for more than four years, and really loves the opportunity to share the craft with others.
Kevin Marsh, director of the Copperas Cove Public Library, said the series of medieval events has been very successful. He said members of the community have been able to come and enjoy a wide array of new experiences and learn new skills from each other, as well as getting the practice they need to one day teach a class of their own.
Mary Maybury, a Cove resident, says that she really enjoyed making the rings, and that she has been to many events that have been hosted by the library. She also said she invited a friend to this event from Dallas, because her friend is thinking about moving to Copperas Cove, and this was a great opportunity to show her one of the local community activities.
About 15 people came to the medieval jewelry making event and more events will be coming soon to the Copperas Cove Public Library.