Well, actually I wanted to make another fillet, but the more glass beads I added, the less I could imagine it to become a fillet on my head *lol* …therefore I started thinking about a “Plan B” – omg, what could I make – because I really didn’t want to throw away what I already made so far…
…and then, after some days of thinking it over and over again, suddenly the perfect project popped up on my mind – a “Reliquary Box” – one of the things on my nearly endless list of projects which I always wanted to make and to have. I was absolutely sure this was the perfect kind of project for what I have done till this moment and all the possibilities what I could do next which came to my mind – very entertaining…
I tell you, I was so excited of this idea and well, I am absolutely in love with the final product – my new “Reliquary (Sewing) Box” B)
…and now some “facts” for you:
The inspiration for the final form and the closing method comes from an actual find from Germany/ Dortmund-Barop – a real medieval reliquary box from the 13th century.
There is a great small “booklet” about this Reliquary box available at amazon.de
which I can highly recommend if you are interested into 12-14th century and/or German Brick Stitch and/or reliquary boxes.
This 13th century reliquary box with embroidery is a rather rare find and I would say that even if you can’t read German, the pictures from the restoration and of another similar box are very interesting in my opinion. I really love this booklet!
The embroidery on the outside is not inspired by a period design though the technique – bead work/bead embroidery was rather common in the 13th century.
The “R” for “Racaire” is inspired by Albrecht Dürers “A” which you can find on his art, the used colors are inspired by the colors of my coat of arms which I use in the SCA but which is not registered yet and the sides show my two awards – the Meridian Cross I got in the beautiful Kingdom of Meridies and the Order of the Panache from the kingdom of Drachenwald.
…and I found a nice usage for my Dragons Needle Embroidery Guild badge - a badge executed in Klosterstich / cloister stitch – the black dragon with the needle on the yellow background is a really nice eye catcher as soon as you open the box – it is a little bit bigger than the bottom part of the box, but somehow I had the feeling that I wanted to use it for this project
…and for my readers from the USA or Canada I found this book also on Amazon.com: Tak V Bowes Departed.
…and I even found a great usage for my small “black dog on white” pendant – an enamel pendant I made many years ago.
The other materials – I used mostly materials I already had and also leftovers from other projects… for a stiff band I used a band made from natural fibers, which I already used for my fillets - I guess it is made from hemp, the silk is a leftover from my 12th century silk dress project,…
…and yes, I took and posted many “sneak peeks” on my facebook fanpage again during the whole process and here they are – enjoy!
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