Category Archives: wire

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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Secret Project Roundup

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 … Continue reading

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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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Sailing Northward

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 … 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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Back from Birka!

I am back from Birka!  It was a wonderful event, and it was lovely being able to spend it with good friends. I got to meet my apprentice-sister Iulia (that’s us all gussied up on the right), geek a bit … Continue reading

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Spiral Brooches – Greek

I’ve been on a bit of a Greek thing lately, but for good reason: the current reign here in Calontir is Greek-themed.  As a result of this kind of inspiration (which, lots of Greek things influenced the Romans which influenced … 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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Gulf Wars Largesse

This year, I was requested to make something “kickass” for a largesse gift basket for Their Majesties Calontir to give to their recipient kingdom.  It didn’t have to be big.  But it did have to be neat. So, given that … Continue reading

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A Panoply of Scrolls (and other things)

I’ve been juggling a couple of things lately, including three scroll commissions from the outgoing queen of Calontir, and learning how to use my new lampwork torch.  I also entered a blank border contest. So, after my trip to the … Continue reading

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