Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Shimmer Design

I have been making shimmer ornaments for several years. These ornaments are very popular because of their unique designs and because they can be placed in an envelope and mailed anywhere in the world for the price of sending a card or letter. Thus a very affordable gift for anyone.
Last year, I was asked if I had ever made a Viking Ship. Well, I now have a Viking Ship shimmer. It is fashioned after the Gokstad ship (below). Check HERE for information about this type of ship.

The Gokstad ship, on display
 at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway.

The Viking Ship is a significant part of the history of Newfoundland. Here is a very brief comment about this part of our history:

L'Anse aux Meadows is an archaeological site on the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland (my home). 'Discovered in 1960, it is the most famous site of a Norse or Viking settlement in North America outside Greenland. This site dates around the year 1000. In 1978, it was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO.' If you are interested in finding out more about this early settlement, click on the previous link.

Here's my newest shimmer: