Thursday, October 16, 2014


So, the lovely wedding glasses, of course, needed a box! I sourced the image from an extant betrothal plate, 'cause what could be better than a heart pierced by the arrows of love, two hands joined in faithfulness, and the fires of passion for a wedding?

I left spaces for their devices (which I hope they will someday register. Hint. Hint.)

And included the text from the glassware and traslation: For the love I bear for you in this fine cup! Also taken from an extant period betrothal gift.

For padding I used hay from one of those mini bales they sell for decorative purposes and also two small towels (always useful in feast gear.) the combination works really well. :)

I think I see more painted things in my future!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

And then there was glass...

I've been intrigued by the idea of making my own enameled glassware for several years but I hadn't felt ready to take the plunge until recently.  I've purchased several sets of the La Boheme DOF Glasses by Abigails for my houshold's feast gear and, prompted by the need to make a wedding gift for a member of our Barony, I armed myself with an appropriate text, my Pebeo 150 glass outliners, and some source pictures for ideas and came up with this. Not too shabby for a first time! :)

Credit where credit is due moment:  I got the idea from some work by Mestra Rafaella d'Allemtejo which I found online and used her instructions found here:  Thank you!