Author Archives: Konstantia Kaloethina

About Konstantia Kaloethina

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. 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.

Project Updates

Updates have been hard for me lately.  I’ve been dealing with some things to work through as of lately.  I am pleased that the finished pile is getting larger, but the six items have been there for a while and … Continue reading

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Heraldic Mythbusting – I got the Armorial azures; or, why does my heraldry not match the Armorial?

Let’s play a game!  What happens when you give some heraldic artists a few words describing a heraldic device and ask them to draw it?  Read below to see what happened! This particular blog post will serve to do some … Continue reading

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Eynon’s Boga Hirth Scroll

When I got the assignment for this particular scroll, I already had an idea for the art.  Eynon’s persona is a 13th c Welsh archer (which is great for an archery award), but writing the text was going to present … Continue reading

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Update on Projects

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this.  And August has been full of stuff, but not a whole lot of work on projects.  I’ve honestly needed a break from projects (and instead, added some SCA-related things to my modern … Continue reading

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Omphaloskepsis: Making Magic Moments for Others

In my last post about making magic moments in the SCA, it was all about what an individual can do to help make their own magic moments.  This, though, is what we can do as a collective group, though this … Continue reading

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Creating Preprints/Charters

I live in a kingdom that does preprinted award blanks (that are then painted and the details about the recipients filled in later) for our Award of Arms level (and children’s awards).  This allows our king and queen to give … Continue reading

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Project updates.

Things still to accomplish. Lined Skjoldehamn hood (Have cut out the wool and am working on getting it lined and assembled.) Cutting out several Byzantine bone box blanks in preparation for turning into Byzantine box icons.  (It’s been. . . … Continue reading

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Omphaloskepsis: Making Magic Moments in the SCA

One of the things that I’ve seen over and over again in the SCA Social Mediaverse is that people want to see more magic moments.  A magic moment in the SCA is where time seems to stand still and where … Continue reading

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Nikolai’s Herald Extraordinary Scroll

  When Brigida Gold Falcon reached out to me for a scroll commission, and I got the details, I squee’d.  A lot.  You see, when I got started in the Society, I needed to work on clothing, and a friend … Continue reading

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Super-duper-humerals

One of the more puzzling things I’ve been researching have been superhumerals.  In the SCA, we have a tendency to make them out of fabric (because affordability), but I’ve now run into a second data point of what could be … Continue reading

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