So, Calontir has started a new wikispaces project. I jumped on board, and now I have a wikipage. I hope to update it soon with examples of my jewellery and scribal and other bits and things soon. You can find it here: http://calontiri.wikispaces.com/Konstantia+Kaloethina I'm also in the middle of a largess project for Gulf Wars. … Continue reading Calontir Wiki and more!
A Panoply of Scrolls (and other things)
I've been juggling a couple of things lately, including three scroll commissions from the outgoing queen of Calontir, and learning how to use my new lampwork torch. I also entered a blank border contest. So, after my trip to the Middle East, I was inspired by the many, many, many Qu'ran pages I saw at … Continue reading A Panoply of Scrolls (and other things)
Scarab Rings, Pinterest, and You . . er, Me.
Sometimes, I go on Pinterest trawls. I find awesome things. Including scarab rings (which are a bit out of period/location for my persona), but also other sorts of rings, including one with a completely wire-wrapped band, intaglio rings with essentially a bead, and plain wire rings. I was given a carved bead to work with … Continue reading Scarab Rings, Pinterest, and You . . er, Me.
Sorry for the Absence!
2013-11-02-1145, a photo by vhersch_rhianydd on Flickr. I've had to get some non-SCA life things in order, hence my absence. Let's get caught up, shall we? A couple of reigns ago, there was a blank border contest. I entered, and won third place for this entry. Fast forward to a couple weeks ago. A well-deserving … Continue reading Sorry for the Absence!
Surprises, surprises. . .
Photo courtesy of Mergriet van Wijenhorst (Amanda Poirer-Kratz) This weekend was a pretty big weekend in my Laurel's group of apprentices. My apprentice-brother, His Excellency, Baron D'Unstable Peregrinator, was made a member of the Order of the Laurel. Our Laurel all gave us things to do as we could - so I volunteered to make … Continue reading Surprises, surprises. . .
Off to war . . . kind of.
The pieces in the photo - a paternoster and Roman-style necklace and earrings - are off to be part of a largesse basket for Lochac at Pennsic. My Princess asked me to help with this, and while I can't be there, this is the second year in a row that I've done something for the … Continue reading Off to war . . . kind of.
It’s been quiet. . .
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. . .
Spirals and sunflowers . . .
The surprise I was hiding was the item for my recipient for this round of Noblesse Largesse. My recipient does Rus. And I might have exhausted a bunch of non-jewellery options (sometimes I feel I put myself into too much of a jewellery-themed box) before I came back to jewellery. So, I made temple rings. … Continue reading Spirals and sunflowers . . .
One of my other great passions in the name of the Society, while out of period for my persona, is paternosters, after stumbling upon http://paternosters.blogspot.com/ a few years ago. I finished one last night, and used coral, quartz, and quite a few charms, in the same vein as this one from the V&A. I did … Continue reading Paternosters
I found some gorgeous amethyst a few days ago that I'm using in an interpretation of the Gallo-Roman necklace. The original piece uses emeralds, according to the Louvre, but emeralds are a bit cost-prohibitive right now, and amethyst is found world-wide. There is even a variant of amethyst that's called rose de France, which is … Continue reading Oooh! Purple!
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