Category Archives: Jewelry

Hercules Knot Jewelry

I few months ago I embarked on my “Making Roman Jewelry” project. The point was to use wire wrapping to help SCAdians discover the joys of making period adornments in their living rooms. In the course of researching and building … Continue reading

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A Roman “Laurel Wreath” for a Pelican

For those not in the SCA: Being recognized as a Pelican is basically a lifetime achievement award for service. It’s based on the myth of pelicans piercing their breasts to feed their young with their own blood. The symbol is … Continue reading

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Making Roman Jewelry

        It’s so addicting… literally the day I came home from the competition where I presented my paper, I started making this necklace, based on a 1st-3rd century Fayum mummy portrait from Roman-controlled Egypt. The color isn’t showing … Continue reading

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Competition Season!

Tis the season… 2/25 was Stromgard’s Baronial Arts & Sciences Championship. The next weekend, 3/4, was Dragon’s Mist. The Kingdom ASBC (bardic is included too) is this coming weekend, 3/11-12. I, like an obsessed goofball, decided to do them all. Stromgard … Continue reading

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Byzantine babe attire

This is totally not my thing (personally I don’t think it’s really the Roman empire by this point*) but it’s in the books on my shelves and someone asked, so… Women’s clothing in Italy in the 5th century: From Sebesta … Continue reading

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SCA bling, Roman-style

In our kingdom, An Tir, we have lots of Norse / Viking personas, who love to hang their awards and momentos on necklaces… usually lots of them! While it’s fun to be able to “read their resume” at a glance, I … Continue reading

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Stone “charm” bracelet

The original: “Roman gold and hardstone amuletic bracelet. Eastern Empire, circa 1st-3rd Century A.D. – The gold bracelet in the form of a bangle, oval in section, each end wound spirally along the hoop, with seven amulets or beads, including … Continue reading

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