|Kasha definitely tell you when she wants attention!|
I grew up in Oregon, and we went camping on Mt. Hood almost every summer. Those experiences taught me the importance of layers, and planning for unexpected weather when there's only a thin tent wall between you and the elements.
I don't know if I procrastinated too much, or just had too much other prep on my mind, but these became some of the last projects I... well, completed is a little too generous. They're gorgeous and totally wearable, but I still need to finish the inner seams.
Now, these aren't really anything terribly concrete. We know so little about Viking clothing, it's kind of laughable! I've seen other SCAdians and Viking enthusiasts with these coats before, so I decided to run with it, even though I don't have much at all in the way of documentation. I took a couple notes, which you can see on the drawn plan.
Raymond's Quiet Press was at Gulf Wars, so I was able to give it back to them for silver-plating.
That was an awesomely spent $10! When it was mailed back, the brooch was a stark silver. I wanted it to have a more antiqued silver look, so I employed a trick I learned while volunteering at Troll during Gulf Wars. It was a slow afternoon at gate, and our site tokens were all the same color. You couldn't see any of the gorgeous details, so we did what crafty people do when we get bored: experiment. We had sharpies and there were paper towels in the bathroom. Add in a little bottle of Purell one good lady had in her purse, and we were in business!