We all know it when someone is called before their Crown, and is handed a scroll (usually, we hope) and has a medallion placed around their necks. These are causes for celebration, of course. But what about all of those other badges that the SCA has registered? What's the difference between these? Who gets to … Continue reading Gonna Show Off my Bling – Regalia vs. Badges
My Byzanbestie, Anna of Anna's New Rome, just made a post about how anachronistic and frankly, terrible, the fabric donut is with Byzantine clothing. You can read about it here, with this another part of our collaboration. (TAG TEAM GO!) Of course, this led down the rabbit hole of what to do to further ornament … Continue reading And after you ditch the donut. . . the bling!
One of the more puzzling things I've been researching have been superhumerals. In the SCA, we have a tendency to make them out of fabric (because affordability), but I've now run into a second data point of what could be a superhumeral. For those who don't know what a superhumeral is, it is a collar … Continue reading Super-duper-humerals
Looking back at my SCA resolutions from last year, and I got none of them done. Sigh. Not. A. One. Now, to be fair, my modern work life was in a crap-ton of flux, but I'm hoping for much smoother sailing this year. Goals #1 (actually finish a project before taking on another one) and #5 … Continue reading 2017 SCA Resolutions, revisited. . .
The upcoming reign is a 14th c reign, with a high persona Coronation, so I've been working on a couple of things to augment what I do have, and being able to go as period as possible has been my aim with this particular project. (Plus, up until this point, I had nothing that quite … Continue reading 14th Century Hairpins
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
Remember this outfit? It's what I wore when I stepped down from being Principal Herald and I love it still. Except it's not blingy enough for my liking. So, enter Project Disco Ball. Bezants are little metal bits that are sewn to clothing. They're also called paillettes, but the main idea are bits of metal … Continue reading Project Disco Ball; or how to really bling an outfit
Queen's Prize this year is done! It was a wonderful experience, and being able to sound out new ideas, areas to explore, and things to do was great. For those not in Calontir (or with kingdoms that don't have a similar competition), Queen's Prize Tournament is a time for Calontir artists that do not already … Continue reading Queen’s Prize 2016
I mentioned in Teaser! that I had a lot of secret projects. And most of them came to fruition yesterday. So, this post will be all about those secret projects. My house has been the Pelican medallion factory as of late. One of those was presented last week at Master Mathurin's ceremony. It's small, about … Continue reading Secret Project Roundup
In the world of historical recreation, we've long been told that facets are not appropriate. While true for rings, I am pleased to say that simple facets are indeed quite period on items such as beads and even creating a flat table for intaglio (which, yes, is a facet). I'd like to show you this: … Continue reading Facets