Tag Archives: byzantium

AMA Question #1

Space_wolf asked: How do you keep your veil (particularly the outfit you wore when stepping down as Gold Falcon Principle Herald – https://kaloethina.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/gobsmacked/) in place, or do you just accept that over time it might shift / slip? Also, before … Continue reading

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Ask Me Anything!

It’s been a while.  So much for keeping up with my New Year’s plans.  At any point, gratuitous project pic! Tagua nut is also known as vegetable ivory, and is carved using a lot of the same methods, and has … Continue reading

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Puzzling Out the Procession of the Martyrs

The Procession of the Virgin Martyrs is an incredible piece of art from 6th century Ravenna (see also the mosaic of Theodora with Attendants, also located in Ravenna and completed during the reign of Justinian and Theodora).  Created with thousands … Continue reading

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Misconceptions and the SCA 101: Byzantines

I’m starting a series of blog posts about common misconceptions in the SCA about Byzantium.  Think of this as Byzantine history as applies to the lens that is the SCA.  I’ve listed the misconception first, and the explanation second. 1) … Continue reading

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Heraldry for the Byzantine Persona

As Principal Herald for Calontir, one of the many things I am excited to do with that role is assisting with names and devices.  It is also one of the more frustrating things for early period personae or cultures that … Continue reading

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Byzantine Influence in the Modern World

Where I talk about Byzantine influence on the modern fashion world. Continue reading

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And that’s official . . .

It’s been a busy few months for me as I prepared to take the mantle as Principal Herald of Calontir.  Garb to make, contracts to write, calligraph, and illuminate, ceremonies to write, and then bits to learn and create and … Continue reading

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Scarab Rings, Pinterest, and You . . er, Me.

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 … Continue reading

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Queen’s Prize Entry

100_3282, a photo by constantiak on Flickr. It is time for Queen’s Prize here in Calontir! This is the novice-level A&S event of the year here. My original plan fell through – encaustic takes time and money that after a … Continue reading

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Queen’s Prize and other Miscellanea

Hi everyone! I’m in the process of madly writing documentation for Calontir’s Queen’s Prize, which is in a few days, and will have an entry mostly consisting of my documentation for my entry soon.  I do exist – but my … Continue reading

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