My house, lately, has been the medallion factory. Commissioned by my Pelican, I made these two pieces. I'll also be showing the bits that I'm not proud of (because it keeps me humble), so there's going to be things that just aren't pretty. Welcome to the suck parts of being an artist: project fail. Anyway. … Continue reading Medallions
Making Norse Festoon Dangles
I've written in the last entry that Calontir is in a Norse reign, and as a result of that, I got to do some research in bits and pieces for Her Majesty Ylva to give as tokens. As I can't make all of them myself, this entry will serve as a way for those who … Continue reading Making Norse Festoon Dangles
Hon Hoard and Norse Quartz
Something I made last year, but I couldn't blog about until it got to its intended location! As I've stated elsewhere, I started Nobelese Largesse, and one of the sister swaps, on the kingdom level recently got restarted in Æthelmearc. So, I signed up with permission of Baroness Oddkatla, who runs it, and received the … Continue reading Hon Hoard and Norse Quartz
Paternoster for Andreas von Meißen
My friend Andreas was given invitation to join Ansteorra's Order of the White Scarf not too long ago, and I had always kind of planned on making him a paternoster. This just moved up the schedule. This particular paternoster isn't based off a specific historical object within our SCA period. It is, however, keying off … Continue reading Paternoster for Andreas von Meißen
Roman Glass Hairpins and part of Project Flammen
That being said, I still needed to make parts for my hair: a pin to keep my suffibulum (that's the semi-circular veil thing), and a hairpin to keep my hair in place (because I also attempted the seni crines hairstyle, and that requires the use of an acus; a Roman hairpin), too.
Aline’s Laurel Paternoster
First, a bit of silly. (also, reasons why I really shouldn't be allowed into Photoshop #478, and major apologies to Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half). Ahem. Anyway, so, my friend Aline was elevated to the Laurel this weekend at Kris Kinder, which is Calontir's biggest shopping event. When she was announced at Pennsic, … Continue reading Aline’s Laurel Paternoster
Tutorial: Diamond Point Engraving
About a week ago, I posted photos of my Rose in Any Medium goblet entry that I did with diamond point engraving. I also promised those in the Artisans of the Society for Creative Anachronism Facebook group that I would publish a tutorial on how to decorate glass with this technique. Here's what you will … Continue reading Tutorial: Diamond Point Engraving
Beads of Death and memento mori
Another early #MedievalMonday post. Given how close we are to Halloween, and after a quick cleaning of my studio, I stumbled upon some bone skull beads that were gifted to me and got hit with a bit of inspiration. One of my favourite SCA blogs has been Paternoster Row, written by Dame Christian de Holacomb, … Continue reading Beads of Death and memento mori
Roses in the Garden?
Even in the chill of autumn, Calontir's Order of the Rose flourishes - and this weekend, at Calontir's 63rd Crown Tournament, a Rose in Any Medium contest was held. So, in honour of #MedievalMonday, there is a post! So, I decided to enter with a diamond point engraved glass goblet. I was inspired by the … Continue reading Roses in the Garden?
Queen’s Prize AS XLIX
Over the weekend was Queen's Prize Tournament, which is a time for Calontir artists that do not already have a Grant of Arms or above (so, Laurels, Silver Hammers, and Calon Lilies cannot participate as an entrant) to make something and get feedback from judges. I've been making glass-headed pins since I got my Hot … Continue reading Queen’s Prize AS XLIX
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