A thought. SCAdians are really bad about respecting the work of others. Hear me out. Because our culture is very much a DIY culture, it is quite easy to go "psh, I can make that - for cheaper than *that guy* is charging" without really thinking about the actual material and labour costs of what … Continue reading Omphaloskepsis: But I Can Do It Cheaper!
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
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 make all of them myself, this entry will serve as a way for those who … Continue reading Making Norse Festoon Dangles
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
Something I made last year, but I couldn't blog about until it got to its intended location! As I've stated elsewhere, I started Nobelese Largesse, and one of the sister swaps, on the kingdom level recently got restarted in Æthelmearc. So, I signed up with permission of Baroness Oddkatla, who runs it, and received the … Continue reading Hon Hoard and Norse Quartz
My friend Matsunaga Kagetora (also known as Matsu) is being knighted in a few weeks, and I've wanted to make another set of Japanese meditation beads. The first set of meditation beads was a japa mala I made was for my deputy, Saito Takauji, out of olive wood and strung on silk. While the olive … Continue reading Juzu – Japanese meditation beads
This past weekend was Winter Coronation for Anton III and Isabeau III, with a Torse in any Medium contest. Having just gotten a Dremel for Christmas, and as I had a large piece of copal to experiment on, it was a great chance to try something new. The copal was sourced from a family friend … Continue reading A Torse is a Torse, of course, of course
First, a bit of silly. (also, reasons why I really shouldn't be allowed into Photoshop #478, and major apologies to Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half). Ahem. Anyway, so, my friend Aline was elevated to the Laurel this weekend at Kris Kinder, which is Calontir's biggest shopping event. When she was announced at Pennsic, … Continue reading Aline’s Laurel Paternoster
After moving over from Blogger to WordPress (Hi everyone!), I've also been deep in paternoster joy. It's true. I can't go to a bead store without finding something that I've fallen in deep lust with, and over the weekend was no exception. I found some gorgeous red horn beads as well as some silver-plated granulated … Continue reading Paternoster joy
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.