Elysabeth Underhill

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Elysabeth Underhill
Information
Resides: Hartshorn-Dale
Status: Having Fun
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Laurel Companion of the Order of the Maunche Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier Award of the Golden Lyre

Order of the Harlequin Order of the Salamander



Member of the Tadcaster Militia

Introduction

Elysabeth Underhill (Lissa) is a working class woman from the mid-late 1500's England. However, she has been wearing more and more early period clothing since she started making early period glass beads. You will often see her running around dressed as a Viking.

AWARDS & HONORS

AFFILIATIONS

Service

  • Kingdom A&S Special Deputy, 2017
  • Deputy A&S Minister (Hartshorn-dale), 2017
  • Class & Poster Coordinator, Theleme at Penn (Bhakail), Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust, 2016
  • Co-Autocrat & Coordinator for Villages and Classes Artisan's Village (Hartshorn-dale), 2016
  • Deputy Autocrat and A&S coordinator, May-be Event (Iron Bog), 2015
  • Challenge Coordinator, Artisans' Village, (Bhakail) 2015
  • Secretary, (Hartshorn-dale), 2014-2016
  • Copy Editor for the Creative Anachronist 2014-15
  • Chancellor of the East Kingdom University, 2011-2013
  • Class Coordinator, Known World Rapier/Costume Symposium,(Bhakail), 2009
  • Class Coordinator, Noisemakers Schola, several years running (Bhakail)
  • Ran Dayboard, Noisemakers Schola in 2013 (Bhakail)
  • Cooked in the kitchen at multiple events.
  • Former Rapier Marshal at Large

A&S

My art is the making of glass beads. While I have made beads from many time periods, much of my focus has been on recreating Anglo-Saxon Glass beads and conducing research on the social meaning and significance of glass beads in that society. With the help of friends, I have also begun researching, reconstructing, and making beads on a period appropriate bead furnace.

A&S Blog: http://elysabethunderhill.blogspot.com/

Classes:

  • Recreating Historic Beads as a Beginner [1]
  • Reproducing Glass Beads Using Archaeological Reports [2]
  • Recreating Anglo-Saxon Glass Beads: I used several documents from my A&S projects as notes for this class [3] & [4]
  • Introduction to Making Glass Beads [5]

Publications

  • Glass Beads: Beginner's Theory and Practice, Tournaments Illuminated, 2015, Issue 194 [6]
  • The Social Meaning of Anglo-Saxon Glass Beads [7]
  • Philosophies of Recreation, Ars Scientia Orientalis, Volume 8, 2014 [8]

A&S Honors

  • EK Pennsic A&S War Point Champion, 2016
  • Queens Arts and Sciences Champion, 2016
  • Artifacts of a Life, 2015, co-winner of the "typical" catagory (3-5 items entered from a specific time period/place)
  • EK Pennsic A&S War Point Champion, 2015 (scored in top 3 on East/Mid Alliance side)
  • K&Q A&S, 2014- finished in the top 6 and received a Golden Lyre for entry.
  • Bhakail A&S Champion, 2014-15
  • St. Eligius, 2014 (winner experienced category, populace choice, and artisans progress)
  • Populace Choice, SRWC, 2014 & 2015
  • Populace Choice, Setmour Swamp A&S Champions, 2014