At least in the workshop this is almost always the case. While agonising over which finds i should work with with the coming re-enactment season in mind, i got a rush order for a special something for a friends birthday. So i abandoned the viking-age for the 13'th century and came up with this rather lush annular brooch that is a merging of two different finds from England. Quite pleased with how it came out. The owner decided on the oxidised finish that differs from the gilt finds we looked at for inspiration, but compliments the stones very well.