Friday, June 20, 2008

Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies Website

I found this a couple of weeks ago but didn't have time to post it. The link is to their "Byzantine Links" page but you may want to cheak out their other pages such as the "Society Publications" page. Make sure to scroll all the way down to the ideas for Amazon.

When again

Remind me when we said our first event was going to be.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Abel has been busy.

He came up with The Awesome. For sure:

"Who was looking for Tim Dawson's Everyday Women's Clothing of the Byzantine Empire?
It appears that he has it for sale on his website.

Under 'products'.

Oh, and I assume that they have seen the

It is like an Australian SCA, but all Byzantine.

Oh, and the Levantia site talks about the first true 2-needle knitting under 'crafts'."

I'm just the messenger, folks, but it's a cool job.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Great job on the earrings guys!
I can't believe Margo put those together while suffering from heat stroke. :)

Here's a link to some extant jewelry...

Hot gold mess

Earrings, first attempt.

I'm not sure how accurate these are (aesthetically, yes, but historically, I'll need to research more), but I'm proud of them as a first attempt.

(Sorry about the blurriness; the kitchen was not the best place to do this).
Made at Kingdom A&S, sitting outside in a tent, exclusively from memory. I think I will be making many more pairs in the future.

Not bad for 10 minutes work

So I got some beads and started playing around, and this was the first I came up with. The little dangles are real pearls, and cost 75 cents apiece (which is probably steep, but what the hell). The gold beads are galvanized gold 6/0 seed beeds that I got to play with. While I was at the bead shop I also got two strands of pearls and assorted other stuff to play with. Now I am working on making the bracelets. I very much must have them.