Did you know that the name Russian comes from
Scandinavia? During the Middle Ages, the Viking influence extended eastward
into what is now the Ukraine. A Viking tribe called the Russ took advantage of
disagreement between various local Slavic tribes and established a Kingdom
centered around Kiev which ultimately grew into the Russian Empire.
Rose has a number of examples of Viking Knit jewelry
on her website. One beautiful example can be found at SILVER VIKING BLUE BEAD WHITE DOT BRACELET (beadshaper.com)
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