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Chain-making, Roman style

Chains appear as decorative elements in jewelry as well as practical applications (suspended oil lamps, scales, etc). Although the finished products look similar to Viking wire weaving, the method is different.   Wire weaving uses a single long wire, threaded … Continue reading

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Drusa’s Manumission Ceremony

Slavery in Rome (while obviously still horrible and unethical – I do not condone it in the real world) was not necessarily for life. Slaves could be released as a reward for good service, as a way to show off … Continue reading

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Interviewed!

I’m the subject of an interview in the August 2017 Dragon’s Tongue – the newsletter for the Barony of Dragon’s Mist. Enjoy!

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Modern Jewelry: Solar System Necklace

Pardon me while I hijack my own blog here… I don’t have another place to write about this and I really want to share it! Learning how to do metal-smithing to make Roman jewelry¬†made me realize I could make my … Continue reading

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The Romans invade OMSI

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) holds a monthly thing called After Dark from 7-11pm, where it’s adults only and there’s booze and vendors. July was all about the traveling Pompeii exhibit (here til Oct 22 – Don’t miss … Continue reading

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Updates to Clothing Papers

Both the Intro to Roman Clothing and the TLDR: Bath papers have been updated. In fact, the bath one is now renamed “Super basic Roman garb AKA OMG IT’S HOT OUTSIDE” and I’ll be teaching it this Friday at Revels. … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Greek clothing

NOTE: Click on blue text for more pictures and sources. Author: Duchess Andromeda Lykaina This is intended as an extremely broad overview of the clothing worn by the Ancient Greeks. For every generalization made, someone can usually find a counterexample … Continue reading

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