Our Sovereign, Magnus Tindal, requested some assistance in crafting a Cypher that could be awarded to members of our community that provided exceptional service during their exceptional reign. After discussing what type of form this award would be we agreed that it should be something that was practical and useful rather than a mere display... Continue Reading →
May 2020 Band is hand-hammered nickel-silver with brass pattern wire embellishments. The Stag is etched copper, and enameled. The jewels are imitation amber. I tried experimenting with a few new techniques where after I hammered and polished the band, I plated with copper, and then polished again. It provides a very subtle color variation in... Continue Reading →
In addition to all the great awards I have gotten to make, ( and I do LOVE) making awards, I have also been crafting to personal tokens.These are items usually individualized to a person. They might be given as a token of appreciation, or as a memento of a shared moment or as a calling... Continue Reading →
So a good friend, and shop mate, Æsa Ormstunga was recently inducted into the Order of the Golden Rapier, or O.G.R. I was invited to make for them a token of their new status and station.Because Æsa and I share a jocular approach to our shop time I thought it fitting to present them with... Continue Reading →
A little over a year ago I was accepted as apprentice to Mistress Honig von Summerfeldt. At the East Kingdom’s 50th anniversary celebration I displayed my lineage proudly with a belt I crafted. At the recent GNEW my apprentice sister was elevated to become a Companion of the Order Of the Laurel, and on this... Continue Reading →
Nicol mac Donnachaidh is a longtime friend of mine. We have known each other longer than either of us would care to admit. I have worked with him, fought by his side and been the recipient of his well-crafted words as part of some of my scrolls. He is a great guy and so when... Continue Reading →
I wanted to make a coronet for my big sister, inspiration, and fellow shenaniganizer, Christiana Crane. Nickel Silver band with blue pearls, and snowflake charms. The center piece is etched nickel silver embellished with blue glass paint. A faux fur lining for our Winter Witch.
A project for Pennsic was commissioned by their Majesties to present to their Heroic Champions. Brass bracelets and etched copper plaques with pewter pins.
July 2017 While these coins of silver were historically struck using dies of bronze or iron, there is evidence that the dies themselves were cast rather than carved to provide a more consistent and uniform coin. There have also been discovered clay molds of coins and theories that these molds could have been used for... Continue Reading →
This was my first coronet, and I learned much during the creation process. I was proud of the finished result, but it pales in comparison to the pride I feel for my brother in Thunder being recognized by their Majesties.Etched brass plates on a hand dyed leather band with wool lining. Points of faceted red... Continue Reading →