Medieval jewellery at the Turku Medieval Market

One of my favourite jewellery booths from the Turku Medieval Market

One of my favourite jewellery booths from the Turku Medieval Market

Along with the diamond twill wool I mentioned a few posts back, some of my best purchases the Turku Medieval Market, (Keskiaikaiset markkinat) were jewellery and *bling* for my Viking age kit.

The jewellery booths were generally quite popular, so some of my photos aren’t great – because the booth was too crowded to get good photos! I looked mostly for booths that had reasonable prices for good-looking replicas, but there were also several booths with accessories more with a “medieval feel” or medieval-inspired, which I didn’t take photos of.

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Apprentices Tournament at Samhain

A&S display at Avacal Sergeant Trials

A&S display at Avacal Sergeant Trials

I’m helping to host Samhain on November 5, 2016 in Montengarde (Calgary) – an SCA event where we’ll have a Bardic championship… and I’m hosting an Apprentices Tournament.

Like the Squires and Cadets’ tournaments we’re accustomed to, this competition will be open to all Apprentices, but also to anyone who wishes to be ‘Apprentice for a day’, and is sponsored by a Laurel.
 
Project categories include:
  • Anything from the 7th Century
  • Anything Irish
  • Recent work (any time period, any culture)
 

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Egyptian faience workshop

Egyptian Faience beads made by Alysa Harron of Fuzzy Lizard Studio

Egyptian Faience beads made by Alysa Harron of Fuzzy Lizard Studio

On Sunday, November 6, 2016, I’m helping to organize a workshop on Egyptian faience in Calgary.

Egyptian faience is the precursor to modern glass technologies and was developed in about 1,500 BCE. This class will cover basic history and hands on creation of faience beads. Each kit includes enough material to create at least 100 beads. We will be using mildly toxic powders; gloves and dust masks will be provided.

Kits cost $20 each, and can be shared.
Teacher: Li Xia of Sigelhundas

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