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Straight Outta SLC: Quick and Easy SCA Names Using FamilySearch

Documenting names for the SCA doesn’t always require large tomes or some sort of wizard with super-linguistic skills to interpret a source. One of the best sources we have at our disposal is FamilySearch, a genealogical tool that has compiled … Continue reading

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Let Me Google That For You: How to Use Internet Tools to Research Effectively

In my post Experimental Archaelogy and Social Media, I talked about the concept of provenance, and why it’s so important to historians of all levels. This post, though, will go a bit further in showing that there are tools available … Continue reading

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Omphaloskepsis: on asking questions and providing suggestions

It’s been kind of a crazy few weeks in SCA blog-land when it comes to arts and sciences and how we ask questions and do things and information transfer and how to act on social media.  Y’know, a light week … Continue reading

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Award Recommendations: what are they, and why are they important?

One of the things that the SCA does is grant awards to our participants, much like any other group.  In a sense, each SCA event is like the OSCARs, BAFTAs or the Tonys – we recognize in court as a … Continue reading

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14th Century Hairpins

The upcoming reign is a 14th c reign, with a high persona Coronation, so I’ve been working on a couple of things to augment what I do have, and being able to go as period as possible has been my … Continue reading

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Medallions

My house, lately, has been the medallion factory. Commissioned by my Pelican, I made these two pieces.  I’ll also be showing the bits that I’m not proud of (because it keeps me humble), so there’s going to be things that … 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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Tutorial: Diamond Point Engraving

About a week ago, I posted photos of my Rose in Any Medium goblet entry that I did with diamond point engraving.  I also promised those in the Artisans of the Society for Creative Anachronism Facebook group that I would … Continue reading

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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

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Roman Wirework Jewellery

Now that you have all of your parts assembled for making your own Roman-style jewellery, let’s get started. Step 1: Assemble your materials and equipment and ready your work area Staying organized will make the project go faster (because you … Continue reading

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