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Brynn Herleifsson
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Vitreous Paint Experiments (Malachite)
I bought a small bag of malachite chips to grind into pigment, to go into the William/Isolde scribal gift box. As I was having fun smashing it, it occurred to me that we do have greenish pigments, and I wondered if malachite might not compose one. So, I sma...
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Two Mistakes: Hamsa
I had the idea to make a Hamsa. The idea persisted, and turned into a large flop. So, I remade it. Which turned into a second flop. Enamels are difficult. I ended up making nearly the same design, but pieced. I was mad and determined, at that point.  I star...
Two Mistakes: Hamsa
Two Mistakes: Hamsa
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Glass and Gold and Gilding
I've signed up for a couple of mosaic classes in April and May. It reminded me I wanted to try my hand at making Byzantine-style tesserae, and then a friend's Facebook post kicked me into high gear. She had much better success than I did and shared some of ...
Glass and Gold and Gilding
Glass and Gold and Gilding
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Silver Stain Experiments Part 2
[Edit: No idea what this is still a draft. Publishing now, three years later!] Phase 2 has actually turned up some successful blends! Detailed below are tests I ran with pure silver, silver nitrate, copper sulfate, and silver sulfate as the active compounds...
Silver Stain Experiments Part 2
Silver Stain Experiments Part 2
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Four Rivenstar Badges
A bit of a secret project! Malie bean MhicAoidh commissioned four suncatchers of the Rivenstar badge. Two for Moonwulf and Takaya, retiring as Baron and Baroness Rivenstar after 40 years (!!) of service, and two for their successors, then-unnamed. Irony bei...
Four Rivenstar Badges
Four Rivenstar Badges
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Archery Prize: Pheons
Details to come shortly! An educational less with Molly that churned out the first of a few archery prizes:
Archery Prize: Pheons
Archery Prize: Pheons
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The Arms of Baroness Laurencia of Carlisle, OL
Hello! It is a few minutes before midnight on the eve of Laurencia's elevation to the Order of the Laurel. I am scheduling this to go live early in the morning; I'll post it to Facebook mid-morning when it should be safe! Let me apologize in advance for the...
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Period Vitreous Paints, pt 1: Oops, this worked?
"...using for this ground scales of iron and of another rust found in iron pits, which is red, or else hard red haematitefinely ground, and with these pigments he shades the flesh, using alternately black and red, according to need." - Vasari (Dover transla...
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