Tag Archives: roman

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

Posted in Byzantine, calontir, ceremonies, ceremony, court, engraving, intaglio, jewellery, jewelry, rings, Roman, SCA, Society for Creative Anachronism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Skipping the Light Fandango; or Project Flammen

Finally, I have photos of my Vestal Virgin outfit!  (Thanks, Cecilia!) When I put this together, it was for a Roman-themed Coronation.  And I wanted to go as period as I could, with as many period materials as I could, … Continue reading

Posted in dress diary, Project Flammen, Roman, Vestal Virgin | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Roman Glass Hairpins and part of Project Flammen

That being said, I still needed to make parts for my hair: a pin to keep my suffibulum (that’s the semi-circular veil thing), and a hairpin to keep my hair in place (because I also attempted the seni crines hairstyle, and that requires the use of an acus; a Roman hairpin), too. Continue reading

Posted in glass, hair, hairpins, Project Flammen, Roman, Vestal Virgin | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in beads, birka, Elinor, Gallo-Roman, jewellery, jewelry, necklace, necklaces, persona, Roman, SCA, Society for Creative Anachronism, wire | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Byzantine, history, Roman | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roses in the Garden?

Even in the chill of autumn, Calontir’s Order of the Rose flourishes – and this weekend, at Calontir’s 63rd Crown Tournament, a Rose in Any Medium contest was held.  So, in honour of #MedievalMonday, there is a post! So, I … Continue reading

Posted in #MedievalMonday, brag page, diamond-point, engraving, glass, Society for Creative Anachronism | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in beads, calontir, glass, how-to, influences, jewellery, jewelry, lampwork, queen's prize, Roman, SCA, Society for Creative Anachronism, veil pins, wire | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Pennsic Largesse Roundup!

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 … Continue reading

Posted in beads, brag page, Caid, calontir, fibulae, glass, jewellery, jewelry, lampwork, Roman, SCA, Society for Creative Anachronism, veil pins | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Helping out.

A friend of mine in the SCA, who is a brilliant scribe and an all around sweet lady, developed COPD even though she has never smoked a day in her life.  I was asked to help out with an auction item … Continue reading

Posted in Byzantine, jewellery, jewelry, Roman, SCA, Society for Creative Anachronism | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Going Greek. Sort of.

The upcoming reign is a classical Greek reign, which is why I’m furiously working on garb for this weekend, which is Coronation.  After raiding Walmart for sheets (they make fantastic peplos!), I realised I needed to have something to actually … Continue reading

Posted in beads, calontir, Greek, jewellery, jewelry, lampwork, largesse, Roman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment