Category Archives: how-to

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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14th Century Hairpins

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 … Continue reading

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Medallions

My house, lately, has been the medallion factory. Commissioned by my Pelican, I made these two pieces.  I’ll also be showing the bits that I’m not proud of (because it keeps me humble), so there’s going to be things that … Continue reading

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Headgear!

This morning, as I was getting ready to go to an event, I had an epiphany on headgear. To be fair, I had been stressing over proper headgear and if all else failed, I was just going to stick a … Continue reading

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Heralds Running Amok; or How to Put Together a Heraldic Retreat 2: Electric Boogaloo

Originally posted on konstantia kaloethina:
So, in Calontir, as you may know from reading past entries, I’m the Principal Herald.  This means that I lead volunteers within my regional group in heraldic activities ranging from vocal to sign, heraldic art…

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Making Norse Festoon Dangles

I’ve written in the last entry that Calontir is in a Norse reign, and as a result of that, I got to do some research in bits and pieces for Her Majesty Ylva to give as tokens.  As I can’t … Continue reading

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Paternoster Supplies

I frequently am asked about where I get my supplies for paternosters.  This post will serve as a source page, and also show where I generally poke around for suppliers.  Of course, this is not the end-all of suppliers, but … Continue reading

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Painting Weather Resistant Heraldic Banners

I’ve recently received some requests on how to paint heraldic banners for use outside.  I really enjoy painting heraldry on canvas, as I feel it looks more period. (I love silk banners – really, I do, however, silk in period … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Diamond Point Engraving

About a week ago, I posted photos of my Rose in Any Medium goblet entry that I did with diamond point engraving.  I also promised those in the Artisans of the Society for Creative Anachronism Facebook group that I would … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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