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 a superhumeral. For those who don't know what a superhumeral is, it is a collar … Continue reading Super-duper-humerals

Update on Projects

I seem to be doing updates to my unfinished list, but on the other hand, it feels good to get things knocked off of a list. What is done: Nobelese Largesse Secret Project (blogged about here) Mar’s Quilt block (no photos, but it’s also done and I’m mostly happy with it) Write Pelican scroll text for Jaida … Continue reading Update on Projects


In the world of historical recreation, we've long been told that facets are not appropriate.  While true for rings, I am pleased to say that simple facets are indeed quite period on items such as beads and even creating a flat table for intaglio (which, yes, is a facet). I'd like to show you this: … Continue reading Facets

Gold & Sapphire Necklace – Altes Museum, Berlin

Gold & Sapphire Necklace - Altes Museum, Berlin, a photo by noriko.stardust on Flickr. I ran across this particular piece on Pinterest, and think it interesting that it's superhumeral-shaped. What if superhumerals are not fabric, but metal? I'm intrigued, as one of my inspiration pieces for my persona is Theodora with Attendants, which is a … Continue reading Gold & Sapphire Necklace – Altes Museum, Berlin