Past Trinkets & Beads Creations Discussions (42)

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The Charm Bracelet History by Donna Morgan

Charm bracelets have a long history of superstitions. >From Ancient Egypt to Victorian England, modern paganism still lives with ancient…

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0 Jan 16, 2014

Jewelry--All That Glitters Can Be Gold by Larry Denton

(A Brief History of Jewelry) Jewelry has been around nearly as long as human beings. The ability to trace the history of jewelry is due pr…

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1 Mar 8, 2011
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Glass and Amber

A classic string of original Viking glass beads. The most beads found in a male grave in Britain is three, from a combination of five diff…

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1 Mar 8, 2011
Reply by Kim Jurey

Celtic Jewelry - How the History of the Past Can Make Your Jewelry Stand Out in a Crowd

Celtic jewelry is gaining more and more popularity well-loved by many as a symbol of eternity and faith. these days, although they have pre…

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0 Feb 27, 2011

Silver Cross Pendants - One Stylish Look With a Unique Variety of Meanings

Today many people are wearing silver cross pendants cross came to be. on their necklaces to express their beliefs, their The Solar cross is…

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1 Feb 27, 2011
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Types of Promise Rings

A promise ring is most commonly associated with a commitment to be joined together forever. man gifting a woman a ring as a promise of marr…

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0 Feb 27, 2011

~ Necklaces ~

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26 Feb 26, 2011
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Baltic Amber Jewelry

  Baltic Amber Jewelry Amber is a rare semi-precious gem.  It is actually not a stone, gem or mineral but the fossilized resin (not sap) of…

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0 Jan 30, 2011

Moissanite Earrings, The Modern Brazilian Beetle.

  The history of earrings is a varied history indeed. And the latest in the long line of female body adornments known as earrings are Moiss…

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0 Jan 21, 2011

Byddyng the Bedes: A Look At Paternosters Within The Medieval World By Domina Sorche Kyrkeby

In the medieval European world, civilization was equated to membership in the Roman Catholic Church.  To be otherwise was unthinkable in po…

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0 Nov 16, 2010

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.

 

Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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