The results of Caerthe’s Jewelers’ Guild

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Last month, the Jewelers’ Guild of Caerthe learned how to do copper enameling. We each made a piece for ourselves, and then several of us in turn made a Keystone medallion for our Barony.

It was then my task to make the cords and chains for the finished medallions.

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Here is a close-up of the resulting lucet cords…

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And here is a close-up of the double-woven trichinopoly (aka: Vikjng wire weaving)…

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Next up is the close-up of the 2-3-2 jewelers’ chain (which if you turned this into a flat-weave would be a modified Japanese 12-2 pattern, using a square weave, rather than a traditional Japanese hexagon weave).

And lastly…below is the close-up of the Byzantine chain.

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Delving into box chains…

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So I finally figured out how to make box chain…and I ended up making this keyfob. It has given me the idea of possible SCA site or thank you tokens…with potential of largesse.

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And with the idea of largesse came this box chain + charm pair of earrings. What cute little parrots!

Jewelers’ Guild of Caerthe

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The Jewelers’ Guild of Caerthe had another wonderful class this evening. Tonight’s class was all about copper enameling. Above is the first enamel piece I’ve ever done. Now I just need to seal the back and add a chain to it to show it off.

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After making a piece for myself, I then made a Keystone medallion for the Barony. This one turned out pretty well. This is one of 6 medallions the Guild made this evening. Now to just clean them up and add medallion cords….