This is a PDF of the handout I use for the my cadel 101 class. I taught this class at Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium and I will be teaching it again at WW and Pennsic. If you have any questions about this handout please feel free to comment here or to send me an email at gwenhwyvar.owen @ gmail dot com.
Award of the Black Bolt
Presented on 6/6/2015 at Castle Fever – At the Castle
Presenting Royalty: Tom II and Sigrid II
Based on the Rule of St Benedict, with a calendar. England, S. E. (Canterbury). Last quarter of the 10th century, or 1st quarter of the 11th century. Original: http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=16503
This is the updated version of my previous research project where in I tried out a new material for experimentation. The first time I worked on this manuscript reproduction, I used leaf gold because I had surmised that it would probably be done that way. After I dug deeper into things, I realized that shell gold was a good option and that there were hints in the details of the piece to point in that direction. I made a new sample area of both gold and grisaille work to see. PDF copy of my documentation: Cadel – part 2 – shell gold
The Pyxis is a non-armigerous award given for putting forth great effort at researching, creating and maintaining a period persona and atmosphere. Therefore, I made this scroll to be a pair of temple rings, bearing the badge of the order, that would be period for the recipient.
Presented on 1/10/2015 at Nordskogen 40th Anniversary Twelfth Night Celebration
Presenting Royalty: Vladimir II and Petranella II