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
Ghent Altarpiece Paternoster
I went on another Pinterest trawl, and found a pin of a paternoster held in the hand of a figure. Having just purchased quite a bit of rock crystal (which is quartz, for those who are looking to recreate their own version) for a pretty decent price at Fire Mountain Gems, I was certainly excited … Continue reading Ghent Altarpiece Paternoster
Back from Birka!
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!
A Torse is a Torse, of course, of course
This past weekend was Winter Coronation for Anton III and Isabeau III, with a Torse in any Medium contest. Having just gotten a Dremel for Christmas, and as I had a large piece of copal to experiment on, it was a great chance to try something new. The copal was sourced from a family friend … Continue reading A Torse is a Torse, of course, of course
So, I've got a couple of swaps (Noblesse Largesse and EKAE) that I'm participating in, and I'm working through some ideas. Sometimes, when I work through ideas, that means I do some experimentation. These are posaments, used by the Norse as an additional level of bling. Found largely in the Birka finds, posaments varied in … Continue reading Norse Bling!
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
Spiral Brooches – Greek
I've been on a bit of a Greek thing lately, but for good reason: the current reign here in Calontir is Greek-themed. As a result of this kind of inspiration (which, lots of Greek things influenced the Romans which influenced the Byzantines who were Roman but spoke a lot more Greek in an official context. … Continue reading Spiral Brooches – Greek
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
Pennsic Largesse Roundup!
For the second Pennsic in a row, I've been asked to contribute something to the Pennsic gift basket. This year's recipient was Caid. Conveniently, Knowne World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium was also in Caid! So, I had a mission in addition to the classes I taught - I had to figure out what Their Majesties … Continue reading Pennsic Largesse Roundup!
A friend of mine in the SCA, who is a brilliant scribe and an all around sweet lady, developed COPD even though she has never smoked a day in her life. I was asked to help out with an auction item for her. Take a look, and you can bid on your very own custom Romano-Byzantine … Continue reading Helping out.
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