Category Archives: Byzantine

Byzantine Bone Box Icon and Queen’s Prize

I’ve been quiet lately.  Sorry about that (lots of projects on my plate, lots of items still needing to be done). At any rate, I’ve been quiet as I’ve been working on my Queen’s Prize project. I’ve been intrigued by … Continue reading

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Barony of Forgotten Sea Arts and Sciences Championship

Yesterday was the baronial arts and sciences championship, which I entered on a lark.  The only caveat to the competition is that I could not have entered a competition with it before.  You may remember the carved Pelican medallion I … Continue reading

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AMA Question #1

Space_wolf asked: How do you keep your veil (particularly the outfit you wore when stepping down as Gold Falcon Principle Herald – https://kaloethina.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/gobsmacked/) in place, or do you just accept that over time it might shift / slip? Also, before … Continue reading

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Project Disco Ball; or how to really bling an outfit

Remember this outfit?  It’s what I wore when I stepped down from being Principal Herald and I love it still. Except it’s not blingy enough for my liking. So, enter Project Disco Ball. Bezants are little metal bits that are … Continue reading

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Queen’s Prize 2016

Queen’s Prize this year is done!  It was a wonderful experience, and being able to sound out new ideas, areas to explore, and things to do was great. For those not in Calontir (or with kingdoms that don’t have a … Continue reading

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Teaser!

Yeah, I’ve had a lot of secret projects on my plate (which means there will be post about them as things happen).  This, however, is a not-so-secret one, of which there will be an upcoming tutorial on.  I’m also procraftinating. … Continue reading

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Gobsmacked.

Last Saturday, I stepped down from the Kingdom position of Gold Falcon Principal Herald, a position I held for two years.  I was given some silk and some other sundry bits of fabric, and wanted my friend Anna to make … Continue reading

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Misconceptions and the SCA 101: Byzantines

I’m starting a series of blog posts about common misconceptions in the SCA about Byzantium.  Think of this as Byzantine history as applies to the lens that is the SCA.  I’ve listed the misconception first, and the explanation second. 1) … Continue reading

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Changes around the blog

Hi everyone! Thanks to a major attack of life, I’ve not been updating my blog as often as I would have perhaps liked, however, life outside the SCA does trump life inside the SCA. At any rate, my friend Anna, … Continue reading

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Helping out.

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 … Continue reading

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