Beaded necklaces for largesse

Beaded necklaces I made to give away as largesse. I put a note on the back of each package asking people to write a comment on my blog if they receive it - anywhere in the SCA Knowne World.

Beaded necklaces I made to give away as largesse

The Baron and Baroness of our Barony put out a post not too long ago looking for largesse as their coffers are running low from giving away so much!

Stringing beads for a little necklace for largesse

Stringing beads for a little necklace for largesse

Since the current royals have let us know that they don’t need any more of my go-to largesse (little  sweet bags/purses/pouches) which uses up scrap material and doesn’t really cost me anything, I was in a bit of a quandary about what to make. I really can’t justify the cost of going out and buying more supplies right now. The benefit of the little bags is that I can make a lot without it costing me a lot… but I guess after donating several dozen – they’re full! 

Stringing beads for a little necklace for largesse

Stringing beads for a little necklace for largesse

I ended up making little beaded necklaces from some of the leftover beads I have from previous projects. For some of them I put little charms I had leftover from another project (except the axe-head.. that was gifted to me, but I realized I’d probably not use it for a necklace of my own). I packaged them in fold-over clear bags, and made a little “display” for them, so that they’d seem a little more gift-like and substantial than just a beaded necklace without context.

I also included a note asking anyone who receives one to comment on my blog on my new Largesse page.  I think it’s really neat when I’ve received largesse from other kingdoms, and that it would be really cool to see where some of my projects end up. I know that lots of things might be given, and then re-given and re-given… which is cool too.

Picking charms for the largesse necklaces - a few celtic knots and a war axe

Picking charms for the largesse necklaces – a few celtic knots and a war axe

I just really hope that my gifts end up keeping their tags – a number of times I’ve seen things I’ve given go out to recipients without the tags attached… which is strange because they’re supposed to stay on, and I’ve made really sure that my tags were secure.  Fingers crossed!

Click my largesse tag for some of my previous projects!

 

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