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 late. One of those was presented last week at Master Mathurin's ceremony. It's small, about … Continue reading Secret Project Roundup
My friend Andreas was given invitation to join Ansteorra's Order of the White Scarf not too long ago, and I had always kind of planned on making him a paternoster. This just moved up the schedule. This particular paternoster isn't based off a specific historical object within our SCA period. It is, however, keying off … Continue reading Paternoster for Andreas von Meißen
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 own version) for a pretty decent price at Fire Mountain Gems, I was certainly excited … Continue reading Ghent Altarpiece Paternoster
This past weekend was Winter Coronation for Anton III and Isabeau III, with a Torse in any Medium contest. Having just gotten a Dremel for Christmas, and as I had a large piece of copal to experiment on, it was a great chance to try something new. The copal was sourced from a family friend … Continue reading A Torse is a Torse, of course, of course
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 returned home from my trip to Tir Mara (and playing with the Norse) only to jump into official duties as Gold Falcon Principal Herald of Calontir a few days after I returned. In this case, I confirmed that the winner of Crown Tournament was indeed the rightful Heir of the kingdom as I saw … Continue reading A thank you gift.
After moving over from Blogger to WordPress (Hi everyone!), I've also been deep in paternoster joy. It's true. I can't go to a bead store without finding something that I've fallen in deep lust with, and over the weekend was no exception. I found some gorgeous red horn beads as well as some silver-plated granulated … Continue reading Paternoster joy
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
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 my mundane job has taken up much of my spare time (I'm actually writing this … Continue reading Gulf Wars Largesse
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.