A lot of people in the past few weeks in the SCA scribal-verse have been asking about how to get started as a scribe in the SCA. I can really only speak as a scribe in Calontir, but the basics of types of paint and other supplies is fairly universal. This blog post will serve … Continue reading So You Want To Start Scribal: building your scribal box
The Great Gold Paint Review
As a scribe, I'm often asked what I use for my gold paint, and that's where I kind of hem and haw a bit. You see, like any other art nerd, I have collected a few different supplies here and there, and have experimented, and well, now I have a post coming. I've gathered the … Continue reading The Great Gold Paint Review
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
Project Disco Ball; or how to really bling an outfit
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
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
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
What’s going on now?
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?
Roman Wirework Jewellery
Now that you have all of your parts assembled for making your own Roman-style jewellery, let's get started. Step 1: Assemble your materials and equipment and ready your work area Staying organized will make the project go faster (because you won't be searching for parts or tools). Making sure your work area is clear will … Continue reading Roman Wirework Jewellery
Sixth Century Byzantine Necklace Supply List
As I've stated in my first post, I'm passionate about Roman and Byzantine jewellery. One of the wonderful things about the Information Age is that museums like the V&A, The Met, and The Walters have digitised most, if not all of their collections. For those of us who can't afford to make a trip out … Continue reading Sixth Century Byzantine Necklace Supply List
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