THUA classes at Avacal Coronation

I’m really late posting this – because I was hoping to put together some photos first… but I thought I’d briefly post about the SCA coronation event (for those involved, Avacal’s first coronation). While I was there I attended my 12-16th “THUA” (Or now, actually TUA) classes. Unfortunately, I didn’t take ANY photos of the classes while I was in them (my mind was on the class, not my camera!) but I thought I’d share a brief run-down of each of them.

Much thanks to the teachers and the individuals organizing THUA classes at this event!

THUA stands for “Their Highness’ University of Avacal“, but now that we don’t have a Ptince and Princess any more, it’s been re-named TUA – The University of Avacal.

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Beaded Viking Knit – silver & garnets

silver-plated copper wire trichinopoly chain with garnet beads

silver-plated copper wire trichinopoly chain with garnet beads

One of the things I wanted to try when I first was learning the Viking Knit (Trichinopoly) technique was adding beads to the ‘weave’ – rather than capturing the beads within the tube that makes up the chain. I didn’t get around to it for a while; I had to find the perfect beads – super tiny garnets….

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Wire wrapping class – success!

Wire wrapping necklace, bracelet and earrings from The Bead Shop, Calgary

Wire wrapping necklace, bracelet and earrings from The Bead Shop, Calgary

On August 15 I posted about going to an interview to teach a class on wire-wrapping.  I did not have a lot of information going to the interview, and it actually turned out that the shop owner had an original teacher for this class who was unavailable – hence she needed a very last-minute substitute teacher.

She had a small display (above) of the completed project, and the following day… I was teaching the class! There were 10 participants, and each of them picked out their own beads, components, supplies and findings. Some of them had their own tools, but the shop also supplied some other tools straight off the wall for those without their own.
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