Category: Not Clothes

Fromage and Friends, a Handmade Card Deck (Part 2)

Here’s the second half of the deck making process!  For the first half, go back to Part 1.

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Fromage and Friends, a Handmade Card Deck (Part 1)

It all started about nine months ago.  I was playing card games with friends at an SCA event and turned to my friend Jenny to ask her “Hey, wouldn’t it be fun if we made our own card deck?” We

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A Paper Crown

One of my fab friends, Jenny, does traditional printing of all sorts, along with book making and pewter work.  Check out her Etsy shop if you have a second: Notta Pixie Press.  She has been helping me learn a new thing:

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Pewter Garter Buckle

A couple of months ago, I wondered if there were any extant 15th or 16th century artifacts on Ebay.  I know that lots of little metal bits are found in Europe and sold online to collectors: many pewter reproduction makers

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Curiously Shaped Purse

I have long admired the purse in Realm of Venus‘s extant garments collection, for it’s giggle factor and unusual shape. I think I was rather confused about its purpose: for some reason I thought that the shaped section must be

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Pewter Figure-Top Spoon

I saw this spoon while randomly browsing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website and decided that clearly I must have a lady-topped spoon.  Except instead of a little slash n’ puff German lady, I wanted a little Italian lady on

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Italian Braids and Curls

I have found that for the ‘just stepped out of a painting’ effect, you generally need to address what you are going to do with the top of your head. For many locations and time periods, this means considering what

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Italian Jewelry Largesse

So about six months after my entry in the May Crown largesse competition, I entered again into the September Crown one!  As before, the Arts and Sciences competition used the Dirty Dozen Donation Derby format, where you make 12 items, usually

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Coloring Pewter

Thanks to some colored examples of pewterwork I saw at the fantastic Billy and Charlie booth, I have had an interest in trying to color some pewter badges of my own. A few weeks ago, I saw some colorful tubes

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14th Century Ryan Doll

A very sweet boy in our barony had a birthday coming up (in October) and since I was on a doll kick, I made him one.  His family does mostly late 14th century garb, so I scoured Larsdatter for every

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