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
Secret Project Roundup
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
The upcoming reign in Calontir is a Norse one, and I've been assisting a bit in researching largesse items. I've also been working on some other items, so come along with me on what I've been doing so far. First thing up is researching small token items that Her Highness could give out. After putting … Continue reading Sailing Northward
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!
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!
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
Going Greek. Sort of.
The upcoming reign is a classical Greek reign, which is why I'm furiously working on garb for this weekend, which is Coronation. After raiding Walmart for sheets (they make fantastic peplos!), I realised I needed to have something to actually turn a bedsheet into piece of clothing. I raided my jewellery box, and unfortunately nothing. … Continue reading Going Greek. Sort of.
Gulf Wars Largesse
This year, I was requested to make something "kickass" for a largesse gift basket for Their Majesties Calontir to give to their recipient kingdom. It didn't have to be big. But it did have to be neat. So, given that my mundane job has taken up much of my spare time (I'm actually writing this … Continue reading Gulf Wars Largesse
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.
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