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Lady Gæira Aggadóttir, O.M.
Information
Resides: Barony de L'ile du Dragon Dormant (IDD), Crown Principality of Tir Mara
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
Device GaeiraAggadottir.jpg
Argent, a calamarie gules within a bordure gules platy
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(Fieldless) A calamarie bendwise sinister argent
(Fieldless) A calamarie bendwise sinister gules
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Companion of the Order of the Maunche

Introduction

Gear + Ra [1] /ˈgir-ˌrɑː/

In 1990 I joined the Shire of L'Ile du Dragon Dormant and participated in Target Archery for a number of years. Several times between the mid-1990's and 2004 I was active for a year or two before leaving and returning again. On March 5, 2005 my Shire became a Barony. In February 2012 I attended my first event in several years and I have been very active since. I am part of House Oriflamme and the Royal Gifts Chest, we are very active in making Kingdom Largesse and holding regular A&S workshop days. My discovery of A&S led to my rediscovering my love of Metalsmithing, the Textile Arts, and research.

I have been a Goldsmith and Metalsmith (Metal Arts) for over a decade working primarily in Sterling Silver and occasionally Gold. Since the Summer of 2013 I have learned to spin wool yarn on a drop spindle and weave it on a simple loom using a string heddle. Over the years I have worked with leather, wood, glass, ceramics (hand building and the Potter's Wheel), as well as a variety of other materials, but my main passions are metal and research.

My main areas of interest, while researching ancient metal techniques, are casting, wire making, and Enameling. Most of my research centers on the metalsmith and textile techniques of the Norse/Vikings and the Ancient World. Many of my discoveries can be seen below in my 'Projects' section with links to my various websites and the Facebook Groups that I Moderate.

On March 1, 2013 I was made a Lady of the Court and during the evening Court of July 10, 2015 at Great Northeastern War I became a Companion of the Order of the Maunche.

On April 30, 2016 I become Mistress Tadea Isabetta Di Bruno's Protégé and had the honor of being the Consort of Lord Peter de Bracebridge at the East Kingdom Spring Crown Tourney (HdeG).

During the afternoon of September 23, 2016 I became Master Tristan de Worrell's Apprentice at River War hosted Barony of Iron Bog.

Persona

9-10th Century Icelandic Norse (Viking) Goldsmith and Metalsmith

Affiliations

  • Apprentice to Master Tristan de Worrell, Barony of Dragonship Haven (DSH)
  • Protege to Mistress Tadea Isabetta Di Bruno, Barony de l'Ile du Dragon Dormant (IDD)
  • Guild Memberships:
    • Île du Dragon Dormant Metalsmiths' Guild (IDD Metalsmiths' Guild or IDDMG), Guild Founder & Guildmistress, 3/1/2013 to present
    • East Kingdom Metalsmiths' Guild, 3/1/2013 to present
    • Royal Gifts Chest (Workshops and Making Largesse for the Kingdom of the East), 9/1/2013 to present [2] [3]
    • Cooks Guild of IDD, Barony of l’Ile du Dragon Dormant, 5/20/2015 to persent
    • Keepers of Athena's Thimble, Apprentice [Competency in 'Couching and Laidwork (excluding metallic threads)'; Working Knowledge in 'Free Embroidery'], 7/10/2015 - present

Offices & Positions

  • Deputy, Arts and Science, Barony de l'Ile du Dragon Dormant (IDD), 03/01/2015 to 01/29/2019
  • Coordinator, Arts and Science Night, Barony de l'Ile du Dragon Dormant (IDD), 04/14/2015 to 11/30/2018
  • Deputy, Order of Precedence, Barony de l'Ile du Dragon Dormant (IDD), 05/16/2016 to 06/15/2019 (Unofficially started February 2015)
  • Member, Financial Committee Planning, Barony de l'Ile du Dragon Dormant (IDD), 01/23/2017 to present
  • Member, Tir Mara Populace Badge Committee, 07/13/2017 to 08/31/2018

Service

  • Administrative
    • Guild Founder & Guildmistress, L'Île du Dragon Dormant Metalsmiths' Guild (IDD Metalsmiths' Guild or IDDMG), Barony de l'Ile du Dragon Dormant, IDD, 03/01/2013 to present
    • Co-Administrator, Crown Principality of Tir Mara, Facebook Group, 4/11/2016 to present [4]
  • Event Service
    • Carpool Coordination, multiple events within and outside The Crown Principality of Tir Mara, Jan/2013 - 3/7/2015
    • Carpool Coordinator, Kings and Queen’s Rapier Champions, IDD, 2/9/2013
    • Set-Up & Tear-Down, Kings and Queen’s Rapier Champions, IDD, 2/9/2013
    • Carpool Coordinator, Border Spat: Infestation!, IDD, 10/19/2013
    • Culinary contribution for Feast (pre-event preparation), Border Spat: Infestation!, IDD, 10/19/2013
    • Feast Service, Border Spat: Infestation!, IDD, 10/19/2013
    • Tear-Down, Border Spat: Infestation!, IDD, 10/19/2013
    • Carpool Coordinator, Courtyard Carousing at out Baronial Investiture Anniversary, IDD, 3/1/2014
    • Culinary contribution for Feast (pre-event preparation), Courtyard Carousing at out Baronial Investiture Anniversary, IDD, 3/1/2014
    • Set-Up & Tear-Down, Courtyard Carousing at out Baronial Investiture Anniversary, IDD, 3/1/2014
    • Day Board Assistant, Courtyard Carousing at out Baronial Investiture Anniversary, IDD, 3/1/2014
    • Transportation, Salon de la Passion Médiévale', IDD Demo, 5/9/2014
    • Set-Up, Salon de la Passion Médiévale', IDD Demo, 5/9/2014
    • Co-Organizer, Silent Auction for the East Kingdom Royal Travel Fund and the Tir Mara Royal Travel Fund, Crown Tourney of Brennan and Caoilfhionn, IDD, 5/17/2014
    • Carpool Coordinator, Crown Tourney of Brennan and Caoilfhionn, IDD, 5/17/2014
    • Set-Up & Tear-Down, Crown Tourney of Brennan and Caoilfhionn, IDD, 5/17/2014
    • Culinary contribution for Feast (pre-event preparation), Crown Tourney of Brennan and Caoilfhionn, IDD, 5/17/2014
    • Feast Service, Crown Tourney of Brennan and Caoilfhionn, IDD, 5/17/2014
    • Set-up for Lunch, Pantheria, Shire of Panther Vale, 5/24/2014
    • Kitchen cook for Lunch, Pantheria, Shire of Panther Vale, 5/24/2014
    • Culinary contribution for Feast, Fete des Bois, Shire of Bois-Ardent, 10/18/2014
    • Carpool Coordinator, King and Queen's Arts & Sciences Champions & Barional Investiture, IDD, 3/7/2015
    • Gate Staff, King and Queen's Arts & Sciences Champions & Barional Investiture, IDD, 3/7/2015
    • Tear-Down, Salon de la Passion Médiévale', IDD Demo, 5/10/2015
    • Set-up for Breakfast, Pantheria, Shire of Panther Vale, 5/23/2015
    • Dinning hall service for Breakfast, Pantheria, Shire of Panther Vale, 5/23/2015
    • Culinary contribution to the Dayboard, IDD’s Summer Schola, IDD, 6/27/2015
    • Tir Mara Camp Set-Up & Tear-Down, Great Northeastern War (Province of Malagentia), 7/11/2015
    • Feast Service, Feste des Bois, Shire of Bois-Ardent, 10/10/2015
    • Set-Up & Tear-Down for MSS, Royal Guild of Aethelmearc Metalsmiths - East Kingdom Metalsmiths Guild's Metals Symposium (EKMG MSS), Dominion of Myrkfaelinn Summer War Practice, Kingdom of Aethelmearc (Trumansburg, NY, USA), 6/5/2015 to 6/7/2015 [5]
    • Support for MSS during class track, Royal Guild of Aethelmearc Metalsmiths - East Kingdom Metalsmiths Guild's Metals Symposium (EKMG MSS), Dominion of Myrkfaelinn Summer War Practice, Kingdom of Aethelmearc (Trumansburg, NY, USA), 6/5/2015 to 6/7/2015 [6]
    • Set-Up & Tear-Down, Dragon Dormant Yule Feast and Tir Mara A&S Championship, IDD, 11/21/2015
    • Culinary contribution for Feast (pre-event preparation), Dragon Dormant Yule Feast and Tir Mara A&S Championship, IDD, /21/2015
    • Set-Up & Tear-Down, IDD Baronial Investiture Anniversary, IDD, 2/27/2016
    • Kitchen Clean up, IDD Baronial Investiture Anniversary, IDD, 2/27/2016
    • Gate Staff, Baronial Archery Championship 2016, IDD, 5/14/2016
    • Feast Food Prep Help, Middleground VII, Shire of Lyndhaven, Crown Principality of Tir Mara, (Yoho, New Brunswick, Canada), 5/20/2016 to 5/22/2016
    • IDD Camp Tear-Down, Middleground VII, Shire of Lyndhaven, Crown Principality of Tir Mara, (Yoho, New Brunswick, Canada), 5/20/2016 to 5/22/2016
    • Gate Staff, Yule at Henry VIII court, IDD, 11/26/2016
    • Gate Staff, IDD Baronial Archery Championships, IDD, 6/4/2017
    • Gate (Organizer and only staff), Tir Mara Rapier Championship and IDD Baronial Rattan Championship, IDD, 9/9/2017
    • Set-up Silent Auction, IDD Baronial Investiture Anniversary, IDD, 3/3/2018
    • Kitchen Clean up, IDD Baronial Investiture Anniversary, IDD, 3/3/2018
    • Gate Staff, Balfar's Challenge, Barony of Dragonship Haven (Meriden, CT, USA), 4/21/2018
    • Staff for Dirty Dozen Largesse for EK Royals, East Kingdom 12th Night, IDD (Ile Perrot, QC), 1/5/2019
    • A&S Class Organizer (pre-event), East Kingdom 12th Night, IDD (Ile Perrot, QC), 1/5/2019
    • Gate Staff and Gate Organizer, IDD Baronial Investiture, IDD (Lachine, QC), 3/2/2019
    • Gate Staff, Balfar's Challenge, Barony of Dragonship Haven (Meriden, CT, USA), 4/27/2018


  • Baronial Group Projects
    • Baronial Favor Kits, 2013
    • Baronial Investiture Gift, four hand woven napkins gifted to Baron Godfroy de Falaise and Baroness Alisay de Falaise, Barony of Havre des Glaces, 8/24/2013
    • Tir Mara Embroidered Banners, One for IDD and another gifted to the Prince and Princes of the Kingdom of the East, 2014-2015
    • Baronial Table Cloths (8-10), Jan-Feb 2015
    • Baronial Standards (Silk Painting), Jan-Feb 2015
    • Group Gifts for Leaving Baron Angus McHaley and Baroness Tadea Isabetta Di Bruno, 3/7/2015
    • Laurel embroidered Cloak for Master Cristoforo (Dragonet), Group gift, Winter 2014 to Spring 2015
    • Scroll Cases, Summer 2015
  • Group Projects
    • Contributed, Wire & Gem Insect Decorations, Embroidery project: Alphabet wall hanging, Keeper’s Athena Thimble, Winter 2013/2014
  • Event Site Tokens
    • Passamentry tokens (150), Courtyard Carousing at out Baronial Investiture Anniversary, IDD, 3/1/2014
    • King and Queen's Arts & Sciences Champions & Barional Investiture, IDD, 3/7/2015
  • Tokens
    • Kingdom Newcomers Tokens, Group Project, 115 tokens (Celtic fibulae) for Their Majesties King Edward III and Queen Thyra II, 1/23/2015
  • Largesse, Group Projects [As a member of IDD Metalsmiths' Guild, Royal Gifts Chest, or House Oriflamme.]
    • IDD Metalsmiths' Guild, 10 largess (fibulae, veils pins), 7/7/2013
    • IDD Metalsmiths' Guild, 15 largess (Anglo-Saxon and Viking rings)
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 10 largess (pin cushion, needle book, Viking Treasure necklace, beaded veils, beaded mug covers), 9/13/2013
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 17 largess (veil pins, netting jewellery), 9/26/2013
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 55 largess (Paternoster and Rosary), 10/17/2013
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 125 largess (Roman fibula, C Fibula, Viking leather pouches, soap), 11/2/2013
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 15 largess (wooden boxes, Belted mug), 11/17/2013
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 65 largess (rings, Roman fibulae), 12/1/2013
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 35 largess (rosary), 12/1/2013
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 85 largess (various), 1/11/2014
    • Royal Gifts Chest offered 350 largess to Their Majesties Kenric and Avelina, 1/24/2014
    • Royal Gifts Chest Challenge, offered 486 largess to Their Highnesses Prince Brennan and Caoilfhionn, 3/1/2014
    • Royal Gifts Chest offered 150 largess to Their Majesties King Brennan and Queen Caoilfhionn, 5/17/2014
    • Royal Gifts Chest offered 200 largess for the IDD Baronial Largess Challenge, 8/1/2014
    • Royal Gifts Chest offered 200 largess to Their Majesties King Edward III and Queen Thyra II, 10/27/2014
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 70 largess (soap, Tudor earring, Scotch kilt pins), 11/23/2014
    • Royal Gifts Chest offered to Their Majesties King Edward III and Queen Thyra II 175 Largesses, 12/6/2014
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 145 largess (Roman fibulae and soap), 12/13/2014
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 25 largess (Irish and Viking Posament), 12/30/2014
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 189 different largess done by members during Christmas vacation, 1/10/2015
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 169 largess kit, 1/17/2015
    • Royal Gifts Chest offered 150 largess to Their Majesties King Edward III and Queen Thyra II, 1/24/2015
    • Royal Gifts Chest offered 150 largess to Her Highness Princess Ethel Dreda, 3/7/2015
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 85 Largess (felted soap, medieval bookmark), 5/28/2015
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 45 paternoster to be given next event, 9/26/2015
    • Royal Gifts Chest, offered 400 largess to Their Majesties King Brennan II and Queen Caoilfhionn II, La Feste des Glaces (HdG), 10/24/2015
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 100 sets of Passamentry earrings, 11/8/2015
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 22 Herringbone Weave Bead earrings sets, 12/20/2015
    • Royal Gifts Chest, 6 Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelets & 1 Box Chain Bracelet, 1/24/2016
    • Royal Gifts Chest, Finger Loop Chords for Medallions, 1/7/2017
  • Largesse, Personal Projects -- A Gallery on FB is available [https://www.facebook.com/gaeira.aggadottir/media_set?set=a.494065600780976.1073741843.100005326201135&type=3
    • 23 Copper Viking Knot rings, 2 Copper Viking Spiral Rings, and 15 Copper Fibulae offered to Their Majesties King Edward III and Queen Thyra II, 09/27/2014 - 4/11/2015 [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]
    • 33 Rings in Copper or Brass in EK colors offered to Their Majesties King Brennan II and Queen Caoilfhionn II, La Feste des Glaces (HdG), 10/24/2015 [12] [13] [14]
    • 1 Squamifer's Fortune (Etched, Red Brass), IDD Baronial Award Medallion, 1/17/2016 [15]
    • 25 Rings in Copper or Brass in EK colors offered to Their Majesties King Brennan II and Queen Caoilfhionn II, Market Day at Birka, The Barony of Stonemarche, 1/30/2016 [16]
    • 30 Rings in Copper offered to Their Majesties King Kenric æt Essex and Queen Avelina Keyes, Coronation of Kenric and Avelina, Shire of Quintavia, 4/9/2016 [17] (Queen Avelina handed them out as Newcomers Tokens at her first Court that afternoon.)
    • 10 Etched Red Brass EK Armigerous Award Medallions offered to Their Majesties Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon and Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon, King and Queen's A&S and Bardic Champions, Barony of Concordia of the Snows (Scotia, NY, USA), 2/11/2017 [18]
    • 7 Etched Red Brass Populace Badge Medallions offered to Their Highnesses Prince Antonii and Princess Helga of the Principality of the Mists (West Kingdom), Estrella War XXXIII (Queen Creek, AZ, USA), 2/24/2017 [19]
    • 1 Etched Red Brass EK Populace Badge Medallion, Online Fundraising Auction for Prince Antonii and Princess Helga of the Principality of the Mists (West Kingdom), 3/1/2017 [20]
    • 1 Etched Red Brass EK Populace Badge Medallion, Online Fundraising Auction for TRH Brennan and Caoilfhionn, EK, 4/16/2018
    • 1 Etched, Antiqued High Polished, Nickle Silver West Kingdom Populace Use Badge Medallion, Online Fundraising Auction for Ariah Hume and Anton Centrella, Prince and Princess of the Principality of the Mists (West Kingdom), 5/24/2018
    • 2 Landed Baronial Coronets for the Barony de L'ile du Dragon Dormant (IDD), Crown Principality of Tir Mara, EK, Presented 3/2/2019 [21]
    • 8 "Thank you" Tokens for Service to the Barony of DSH at an Event, Barony of Dragonship Haven (DSH) (CT, USA), 4/26/2019
    • 24 Awards, DSH Baronial Order of the Fiskur, Barony of Dragonship Haven (CT, USA), 4/26/2019
    • 50 Bead Hangers (beads made by Baroness Wurm), DSH Baroness Tokens, Barony of Dragonship Haven (CT, USA), 5/16/2019
    • 46 Awards, Baronial Order of the Fiskur, Barony of Dragonship Haven (CT, USA), 6/11/2019


  • Layout for Class Handouts
    • 'JP Cole's Tutorial: Making a Coronet', 11-page PDF, Master Æthelstan Æthelmearson, Kingdom of Ansteorra, 4/20/2015

Teaching

Classes

  • Taught in English
    • Introduction to Sawing, Piercing, Filing, and Sanding, 2-hours, Royal Guild of Aethelmearc Metalsmiths - East Kingdom Metalsmiths Guild's Metals Symposium, Dominion of Myrkfaelinn Summer War Practice, Kingdom of Aethelmearc (Trumansburg, NY, USA), 6/6/2015 (http://myrkfaelinn.aethelmearc.org/events/2015-06.html)
    • Introduction to Sawing, Piercing, Filing, and Sanding, 2.5-hours, Practicum, Canton of Caldrithig - Barony of Skraeling Althing, Kingdom of Ealdormere, (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 2/20/2016
    • Introduction to Sawing, Piercing, Filing, and Sanding, 3-hours, Middleground VII, Shire of Lyndhaven, Crown Principality of Tir Mara, (Yoho, New Brunswick, Canada), 5/21/2016
    • Introduction to Sawing, Piercing, Filing, and Sanding, 3.5-hours, Panteria XXI, Shire of Panther Vale (Thetford, VT, USA), 5/28/2016
    • Metalsmithing: An Introduction to Sawing, Piercing, Filing, and Sanding, 3-hours, Great Northeastern War XXX, Province of Malagentia (Hebron, ME, USA), 7/9/2016
    • Metalsmithing: An Introduction to Sawing, Piercing, Filing, and Sanding, 2-hours, River War - East Kingdom Metalsmiths Guild's Metals Symposium, Barony of Iron Bog (Williamstown, NJ, USA), 9/23/2016
    • Introduction to Sawing, Filing and Sanding Jewelry, Pennsic University, 4-hours, Pennsic 46, 8/3/2017 [12:00pm to 4:00pm; A&S 13]
    • Jewelry Demonstration: Etching Copper Alloys, Pennsic University, 2-hours, Pennsic 46, 8/4/2017 [3:00pm to 5:00pm; A&S 4]
    • Jewelry Demonstration: Etching Copper Alloys, Pennsic University, Pennsic 46, 8/7/2017 [1:00pm to 3:00pm; A&S 10] [Cancelled due to Storm & camp damage]
    • Introduction to Sawing, Filing and Sanding Jewelry, Pennsic University, 4-hours, Pennsic 46, 8/9/2017 [12:00pm to 4:00pm; A&S 10]
    • Introduction to Sawing, Filing and Sanding Jewelry, 2-hours, Hunter's Moon, Metalsmith's Symposium & Commedia Camp, 9/2/2017
    • Jewelry Demonstration: Etching Copper Alloys, 2-hours, Hunter's Moon, Metalsmith's Symposium & Commedia Camp, 9/3/2017
    • Introduction to Sawing, Filing and Sanding Jewelry, 1.5-hours, Hunter's Moon, Metalsmith's Symposium & Commedia Camp, 9/3/2017
    • Introduction to Sawing, Filing and Sanding Jewelry, 1.5-hours, Break the Back of Winter, Stronghold of Greyfells - Barony of Skraeling Althing, Kingdom of Ealdormere, (Seeleys Bay, Ontario, Canada), 3/10/2018
    • Jewelry Demonstration: Etching Copper Alloys, Pennsic University, 2-hours, Pennsic 47, 7/31/2018 [1:00pm to 3:00pm; A&S 4]
    • Jewelry Demonstration: Etching Copper Alloys, Pennsic University, 2-hours, Pennsic 47, 8/2/2018 [1:00pm to 3:00pm; A&S 4]
    • Introduction to Sawing, Filing and Sanding Jewelry, 2.5-hours, Metalsmith's Symposium & John Barleycorn, 9/7/2018-9/9/2018
    • Jewelry: Etching Copper Alloys, Pennsic University, 2-hours, Pennsic 48, 7/30/2019 [9:00am to 11:00am; A&S 10]
    • Drill, Hammer, Repeat: Rivet with Nail Set Tool, Pennsic University, 1-hour, Pennsic 48, 8/3/2019 [9:00am to 10:00am; A&S 10]
    • Drill, Hammer, Repeat: Rivet with Nail Set Tool, Pennsic University, 1-hour, Pennsic 48, 8/8/2019 [10:00am to 11:00pm; A&S 11]
  • Taught in French
    • Sawing 1, 6-hours, Full-day Workshop, IDDMG meeting, 6/16/2013
    • Sawing 1 & 2, 6-hours, Full-day Workshop, IDDMG meeting, 7/7/2013
    • Sawing 1, 2-hours, Baronum Inauguratio / Baronial Investiture / Investiture Baronniale, Barony of Havre des Glaces, 8/24/2013
    • Sawing 1, 1-hour, Border Spat: Infestation!, IDD, 10/19/2013
    • Sawing 1, 6-hours, Full-day Workshop, IDDMG meeting, 12/1/2013
    • Sawing 1, 1-hour, Courtyard Carousing at out Baronial Investiture Anniversary, IDD, 3/1/2014
    • Workshop Series I: Class 1, Introduction to Sawing, 3-hours, IDDMG meeting, 2/10/2015
    • Acid Etching 1, 2.5-hours, Scola de Port-Royal, Association Medievale Oriflamme, 3/21/2015
    • Wire Rings, Salon de la Passion Médiévale', 1-hour, IDD Demo, 5/10/2015
    • Anglo-Saxon and Viking Wire Rings, 1-hour, Dragon Dormant Yule Feast and Tir Mara A&S Championship, IDD, 11/21/2015
    • Herringbone Weave Bead Earrings, 1-hour, Royal Gifts Chest, IDD, 12/20/2015
    • Viking, Birka Wire Bead Pendants, 1-hour, IDD Baronial Investiture Anniversary, IDD, 2/27/2016
    • Introduction to Jewelry Sawing, 1-hour, Baronial Investiture Anniversary and Tir-Mara University, Barony of Havre des Glaces, 3/18/2017
    • Introduction to Jewelry Filing and Sanding, 1-hour, Baronial Investiture Anniversary and Tir-Mara University, Barony of Havre des Glaces, 3/18/2017
    • Period Wire Bead Ring, Salon de la Passion Médiévale', 1-hour, IDD Demo, 5/6/2017
    • Period Wire Bead Ring, IDD Baronial Archery Championships, IDD, 1-hour, 6/4/2017

Class Handouts

Available in English and found at http://ga.crimsonkraken.com/ClassHandouts.html

  • Sawing and Piercing Tips (Resource), JPG Version 1.0, 5/30/2014
  • Metalsmithing: An Introduction to Sawing, Piercing, Filing, and Sanding, PDF Version 1.2, 7/21/2016
  • Jewelry Demonstration: Etching Copper Alloys, PDF Version 1.0, 7/28/2017
  • Etching...Uncovering the Hidden Image (Copper Alloys), PDF Version 2.0, 8/01/2019 NEW!
  • Drill, Hammer, Repeat: Riveting with the Nail Set Tool, Version 1.0, 8/01/2019 NEW!

Research & Personal Projects

  • Guild Founder & Guildmistress, Île du Dragon Dormant Metalsmiths' Guild (IDD Metalsmiths' Guild or IDDMG), An international group to discuss, learn, teach, and share the art and science of metalwork., 3/1/2013 to present [Website: http://iddmg.crimsonkraken.com/]
  • Founder & Moderator, Gaeira's Anvil, Research links to publications, books, and website, 3/25/2013 to present [Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GaeirasAnvil]
  • Webmaster, Gaeira's Anvil, My Arts & Science (A&S) projects and research website., 9/1/2013 to present [Website: http://ga.crimsonkraken.com/]
  • Founder & Moderator, IDD Gilded Dragon, A beautification Guild for the adornment of IDD's encampment, court and events through decorations, bling, feast gear, largess and many other items created by the great talent of its creative and artistic populous. 12/24/2013 to present [Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IDDGildedDragon/]
  • Co-Moderator, IDD Textile Artisans' Guild, 7/23/2014 to present [Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/textileguild/]
  • Curator, Crimson Kraken Pinterest Board (Resource), Over 10,000 links to tutorials, resources, articles, inspirational images/projects, research, and resources as well as over 600 Followers., 2/1/2015 to present [Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ckraken]
  • Founder & Moderator, Gaeira's Spindle, Textile research links to publications, books, and websites., 4/8/2015 to present [Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gaeirasspindle/]
  • Founder & Moderator, Gaeira's Bench: Metalsmithing (on Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/groups/GaeirasBench/ [previously called "IDD Metalsmiths' Guild" facebook.com/groups/IDDMG/ pre-27Oct2017]

Publications & Resources

Activities

  • Goldsmith, Metalsmith, Enamelist, Egyptian Paste (Faience)
  • Textile Arts: Sewing, Embroidery, Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing, Whipcording, Kumihimo, Lucet [Learning: Naalbinding]
  • Arts & Science (Attending A&S Nights, participating in Group and Baronial Projects)
  • Île du Dragon Dormant Metalsmiths' Guild (IDD Metalsmiths' Guild or IDDMG)
  • Teaching (see above, 'Teaching')
  • Research (see above 'Projects & Research' for a list of URLs)
  • Royal Gifts Chest (We have day long workshops and all items are given as Largess) [24]
  • Thrown Weapons
  • Target Archery (on Hiatus)

Awards

  • Award of Arms, Courtyard Carousing at out Baronial Investiture Anniversary (IDD), 3/1/2014
  • Squamipher's Scale, Premiere (for service to my Barony), IDD Court at the 'Salon de la Passion Médiévale', IDD Demo, 5/9/2015
  • Companion of the Order of the Maunche (Grant of Arms), Great Northeastern War (Province of Malagentia), 7/11/2015 [25]

Received Tokens

For a variety of hand crafted metalwork and textile pieces entered in A&S Championships and Displays (listed below)

  • Pewter Brooch, King Nigel II of the Kingdom of Ealdormere, Border Spat: Infestation!, IDD, 10/19/2013
  • Three Coin Tokens, King Edward III and Queen Þóra II of the Kingdom of the East, King and Queen's Arts & Sciences Champions & IDD Barional Investiture, IDD, 3/7/2015
  • Pewter Hedgehog token, Queen Þóra II of the Kingdom of the East, King and Queen's Arts & Sciences Champions & Barional Investiture, IDD, 3/7/2015
  • 30th Anniversary, Keepers of Athena's Thimble, Senior Member Token, from Mistress Rainillt De Bell Marisco, King and Queen's Arts & Sciences Champions & Barional Investiture, IDD, 3/7/2015
  • Coin Token, King Tormot Quilliam and Queen Domhnail Galbraith of the Kingdom of Ealdormere, King and Queen's Arts & Sciences Competition, Canton of Caldrithig, Kingdom of Ealdormere, 3/19/2016
  • Sceat Token (Coin), King William and Queen Isolde of the Kingdom of Midrealm, "people who had made Pennsic better for others", Pennsic 46, 7/28/2017 to 8/13/2017
  • Token, Queen Vienna de la Mer of the Kingdom of the East, St. Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition, Barony of Dragonship Haven (Meriden, CT, USA), 11/10/2018
  • Baronial Order of the Fiskur (Service to the Barony), Barony of Dragonship Haven (CT, USA), 4/27/2019

In Case of Court

  • In case of an impending Summons before Court, please contact Master Tristan de Worrell (Barony of Dragonship Haven, EK) and Mistress Tadea Isabetta Di Bruno (Barony de L'ile du Dragon Dormant, EK). As well as Baroness Leana and Baron Reinhart from my Barony of IDD.
  • Summons/Writs are requested ahead of time.

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