Laurel lunula from Tullia

Tullia made lovely little laurel stamped lunulas, and gifted me one. This meant I had to string it. I looked at a few examples of strung lunulas. Source: PMA Cyfrowe Zasoby Muzeum Archeologicznego date: XII -XIII c. place: unknown From Nitra, Slovakia I settled on this set of beads from Novgorod as my inspiration. Source:…

Cuttlebone casting

At acorn war I had a chance to take  a cuttlebone casting class from Alail.  I decided to try a lunula, a crescent shape pendant common in Russia and other Slavic areas.  I got a good cast on the first pour but blew out the mold on the second. I noticed that the texture of…