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Project Disco Ball; or how to really bling an outfit

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 … Continue reading

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Queen’s Prize 2016

Queen’s Prize this year is done!  It was a wonderful experience, and being able to sound out new ideas, areas to explore, and things to do was great. For those not in Calontir (or with kingdoms that don’t have a … 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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Facets

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 … 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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Sometimes, inspiration . . .

. . . shows up in the most interesting ways. About a month and a half ago, I went to a local bead show, and found someone selling netsuke.  And found an adorable falcon-shaped one. For those not in the … Continue reading

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Coronation Paternoster for Elena

Not long ago, I posted photos of the paternoster I created for my friend Andreas, which had many people commissioning paternosters from me, including a Coronation paternoster for (now) Queen Elena of Calontir. Nothing is more exciting than creating a … Continue reading

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Hon Hoard and Norse Quartz

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.  … Continue reading

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Ghent Altarpiece Paternoster

I went on another Pinterest trawl, and found a pin of a paternoster held in the hand of a figure.  Having just purchased quite a bit of rock crystal (which is quartz, for those who are looking to recreate their … Continue reading

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