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Flavian Hair

It’s been a while since I had anything worth posting on here, but I’ve been inspired lately and promised the folks over on the Romans of the SCA Facebook group that I’d share my results. My research lately has been … Continue reading

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Elinor No More

With my transition away from Elizabethan England and towards Roman Gaul over the last few years, my SCA name of Elinor Strangewayes no longer really fits me. That, and I’ve come to the unavoidable conclusion that the name “Elinor” is … Continue reading

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Glass fusing with mixed results

Last summer, I bartered with somebody for a cardboard box of glass shards from a stained glass studio. It’s a great variety of colors and sizes, and was labelled COE 96. (All glasses have a specific coefficient of expansion. That … Continue reading

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Wondrous Tidings

If you follow me on Facebook or were attending the recent Market Day at Birka (SCA) event, you’ve probably already heard: I was elevated to the Order of the Laurel for my glass beadmaking and research skills. This is the … Continue reading

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Murrini challenges

I play around a lot with mosaic cane. One of last year’s projects on the murrini/mosaic cane front was an attempt to recreate the Northern Army’s badge in glass. I pulled a decent cane for it, but I just never … Continue reading

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1st century Roman lady’s hair piece

I have this thing where I cut my hair off pretty much like clockwork every 5 years or so. I usually make that call right around the time when it’s 85*F, humid, and my hair’s tangling itself miraculously in the … Continue reading

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A&S Documentation: The Hadleigh Road Necklace

A selection of Anglo-Saxon beads from Hadleigh Road cemetery, Ipswich, UK. Lady Elinor Strangewayes, OM. Shire of Mountain Freehold. Materials: Glass beads, wire. Date: 2nd – 7th century AD. One grave in the cemetery contained a Roman coin of Marcus … Continue reading

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