Roman style bow fibulae brooches were the first safety pins. They were used to hold clothes on. They are strong enough to be used as a cloak pin. I taught these as a basic beginners class on pins. we used hard brass wire and in one here I used a bead that I lamp worked
The second half of the class was penannular brooches (Cloak Pins) using copper wire and or hard brass wire. This style was common in the Viking era however these could be much more ornate or plain as this. These continued to be used in the Britain area though out medieval times.
Well a last week a BAD storm came though and with wind sheers up to 100 miles per hour and lightning strikes we were with out power for 2 days and 2 nights. I used this time to catch up on some things I wanted to get done. I pulled out the blow torch and put glass beads on the ends of some silver coated wire then turned them into rings, and assembled some Coptic leather books using 100% cotton resume paper. Then I got a little fancy and make the smaller one with the bead closure (made by my Friend Dee Vargas who is a amazing bead artist.) and I used seed beads on the side binding just because. This has lead me to start a project to make 50 of these to be used as site tokens for your Barony's event this Sept "For Hands" I think I will use Blue thread and skip the seed beads though.
the books that are here and the rings were sent with Her Excellency Caroline de Mercier to Lillies War for her to distribute as she wishes. I believe her intent was for them to go to the musicians that perform at the Dance she hostess there.
This is the project I did for Intro to Art Appreciation. I save things to use for art or what ever. I started saving plastic bread tie things because i just think some thing that useful has to have other uses. and they do you can use then to label cords to re seal cereal and such. I had paint from War-hammer painting laying around and the wood and wood sealer as well as a brass screw and soda tab. around the edges I cut up Starbucks gift cards. (all were used I ask for them when I go in and they give me the used ones behind the counter)
I don't love it but I don't hate it. I think my favorite thing about it is the name. My Husband felt it was a perfect way to make a hanger it just competed it.