WHO ARE THE CRAFTY CELTS?
Danny and Sherry Hansen, along with their children and associates, have kept the family business running for three decades! When not researching and crafting, you'll often find the Hansens at SCA events and Renaissance Faires nationwide. If you see us, please stop by and say "Hi" and maybe challenge Danny to a swordfight ⚔️
Historically Inspired, Handcrafted JewelryCeltic and Nordic Bracelets
CELTIC JEWELRY IS ONLY PART OF THE STORY
What is SCA?
The SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) community includes over 30,000 members in 20 "kingdoms" around the globe. Our participants learn about the arts, skills, and culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in an atmosphere of fun through tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, classes, hands-on workshops, and more!
The Hansen family has been active in the SCA community for decades and we even have a special SCA Collection of products! If you're just getting into this community, welcome! If you're an old timer like us, well it's nice seeing you again!
Is everything really handmade?
All of our products are designed and constructed at our shop in South Carolina. Every detail of every design is original and cast in bronze and sterling silver.
We began by making cloak brooches for the SCA. Then after hours of pre-Internet research, we figured out the unique wire braiding method that the Vikings used to craft their beautiful arm and neck rings. Very few artisans know this trade secret, so it became our signature of sorts. So, when you own a Crafty Celts piece, those who are in the know...will know.
A Vikings Tale
We're well known in the community, but probably best known as the creators of the jewelry that you see on the TV show, Vikings.
It's a fun story: we shipped some products to the costume department, not knowing how big 'Vikings' was going to get. Next thing we know, our jewelry is being seen all over the world and we ended up sitting in the offices of MGM getting officially licensed!
While we were in Ireland, my son Kelly and I actually ended up as extras on one of the episodes!