Egyptian faience necklace

Selfie wearing a hand-made necklace of hand-made Egyptian Faience beads

Selfie wearing Egyptian Faience necklace

Although I haven’t even started pleating the fabric for my linen Egyptian dress (based off the synthetic ‘practice’ one I did in 2017) I still wanted to make a more period-appropriate necklace to go with this outfit. Originally I wanted to blend the Faience beads I recently got back from a friend’s kiln with some lapis lazuli beads I bought locally, as as explored on New Egyptian necklace research, but ended up not liking the combination together, likely because of the shape/size of beads and the texture difference. (As discussed in Lapis Lazuli necklace.) Continue reading

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Lapis lazuli necklace

Hand-strung Egyptian-influenced necklace of lapis lazuli beads

Hand-strung Egyptian-influenced necklace of lapis lazuli beads

Although I haven’t even started pleating the fabric for my linen Egyptian dress (based off the synthetic ‘practice’ one I did in 2017) I still wanted to make a more period-appropriate necklace to go with this outfit. I picked up some lapis lazuli beads from The Bead Store Fashion Jewellery Outlet in Calgary, as well as some lapis beads from Michaels, and thought I would use them along with the Faience beads I recently got back from a friend’s kiln.

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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!  Continue reading

Celebration – Faux pearl and coral necklaces

Display of pearl and coral necklaces for largesse

Display of pearl and coral necklaces for largess

To celebrate Caterina’s elevation, a number of us made largess (gifts) to present to the King and Queen as part of the “bountiful chests of House Fine Lames” (her SCA house). I’m not a member of her house, but sort of an ‘extended family member’, so I contributed the lute-shaped purse I made previously, along with 17 faux pearl and coral necklaces.

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