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 sewn to clothing. They're also called paillettes, but the main idea are bits of metal … Continue reading Project Disco Ball; or how to really bling an outfit
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. Bezants! Or, enaBLING as it happens. They are super easy and great for 14th c, … Continue reading Teaser!
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 about beads and paternosters, and have a lot of fun. I also received my awesome … Continue reading Back from Birka!
For the second Pennsic in a row, I've been asked to contribute something to the Pennsic gift basket. This year's recipient was Caid. Conveniently, Knowne World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium was also in Caid! So, I had a mission in addition to the classes I taught - I had to figure out what Their Majesties … Continue reading Pennsic Largesse Roundup!
I just got done with the latest East Kingdom Artisanal Exchange, and I have to tell you, this one challenged me a lot. To be fair, my Laurel did lay down a couple expectations about doing something a bit more . . . involved . . . than my last few swaps. So I did … Continue reading EKAE Swap #5
So, Calontir has started a new wikispaces project. I jumped on board, and now I have a wikipage. I hope to update it soon with examples of my jewellery and scribal and other bits and things soon. You can find it here: http://calontiri.wikispaces.com/Konstantia+Kaloethina I'm also in the middle of a largess project for Gulf Wars. … Continue reading Calontir Wiki and more!
Sometimes, I go on Pinterest trawls. I find awesome things. Including scarab rings (which are a bit out of period/location for my persona), but also other sorts of rings, including one with a completely wire-wrapped band, intaglio rings with essentially a bead, and plain wire rings. I was given a carved bead to work with … Continue reading Scarab Rings, Pinterest, and You . . er, Me.