Back from Birka!

1517826_10152683016662569_5128193460372799264_nI 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 East Kingdom Artisanal Exchange item from Iulia – a wax tablet, which will get used a lot.

I also made a necklace for her, which I made out of carnelian, quartz, and garnet, with accent beads out of gold platedDSC00004 (3) brass on brass wire, complete with handmade hook.

These materials were used by the Romans (Iulia has a 1st-2nd c Roman persona), and in similar cuts (especially the carnelian’s simple facets).  Best part is Magistra Iulia loves it!

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About Rachel Ost

I belong to the Society for Creative Anachronism, and there, I'm known as Konstantia Kaloethina, an Eastern Roman (Byzantinian) woman of the sixth century from Constantinople. I am proteged to Master Gabriel andvaka Kjotvason, and apprenticed to Mistress Bess Darnley. I'm an American of Irish, German, Burgundian, and Norwegian descent. I share Harry Potter's birthdate (July 31st, 1983). I typically score as INTJ (Myers-Briggs), and as a confirmed Five with a Four wing "Iconoclast" (Enneagram) type, with strong scores in Musical, Visual/Spatial, and Intrapersonal on the Multiple Intelligences test.
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  1. Pingback: Projects of 2015 – the round-up | konstantia kaloethina

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