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
I seem to be doing updates to my unfinished list, but on the other hand, it feels good to get things knocked off of a list. What is done: Nobelese Largesse Secret Project (blogged about here) Mar’s Quilt block (no photos, but it’s also done and I’m mostly happy with it) Write Pelican scroll text for Jaida … Continue reading Update on Projects
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
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
I frequently am asked about where I get my supplies for paternosters. This post will serve as a source page, and also show where I generally poke around for suppliers. Of course, this is not the end-all of suppliers, but I have found that these suppliers are easy to work with, and are budget-friendly. I'll … Continue reading Paternoster Supplies
I am back from Birka! It was a wonderful event, and it was lovely being able to spend it with good friends. I got to meet my apprentice-sister Iulia (that's us all gussied up on the right), geek a bit about beads and paternosters, and have a lot of fun. I also received my awesome … Continue reading Back from Birka!
Gold & Sapphire Necklace - Altes Museum, Berlin, a photo by noriko.stardust on Flickr. I ran across this particular piece on Pinterest, and think it interesting that it's superhumeral-shaped. What if superhumerals are not fabric, but metal? I'm intrigued, as one of my inspiration pieces for my persona is Theodora with Attendants, which is a … Continue reading Gold & Sapphire Necklace – Altes Museum, Berlin
I apologise for being so quiet - it's been a bit of a busy time, as I've been commissioned to make items for people - ranging from raffle items to jewellery and paternosters. This will be a gratuitous item post. This is a paternoster made for a friend of mine. She provided the grey beads … Continue reading It’s been quiet. . .
So, I'm working on my documentation for the Gallo-Roman necklace. But, of course, I'm doing more than that - I've got a piece of garb that I'm working on, too! (Mostly because I might be completely crazy, but I also need garb that fits better, so there's that.) At any rate, the photos for the … Continue reading What’s going on now?