Category: history

Lovely photo of @kelseymarieschwarz wearing a …

Lovely photo of @kelseymarieschwarz wearing a viking age replica that is purely timeless, a perfectly round sphere of natural mountain quartz wrapped in a band of Sterling Silver with hand placed Filigree, made in the likeness of the original from Gotland.
Get your at lykosleather.com

Lovely self portrait is of @kelseymarieschwarz

Also the cozy fern colored wool garb is crafted by @midgaarb

#vikingwomen #viking #shieldmaiden #heathen #asatru #history #blondehair #reenactment #norse #nature #waterfall #scandinavia #vikingjewelry #sca

Just added 13 replica bead designs to the shop…

Just added 13 replica bead designs to the shop based on Birka findings! I am also lucky enough to own a few Birka beads found in Essex and was able to get some up close details to recreate these beads as close to the originals as possible. Go to lykosleather.com to get yours!

Fun fact there is written evidence from a traveling merchant that claims the norse people had laws in place stating that a single green bead was worth at least one silver coin!

Also beads were worn by men and women alike, because it was a light weight currency you could easily travel with a lot of beads. Easily carried in your pouch or dangling from your belt or turtle brooches in the traditional fashion.

It has been a gendered stigma for a long time that only women carried beads luckily to modern technology, its been discovered tons of viking age graves equally male, female and children commonly had beads with them.

So i challenge you all grab some beads attach it to your garb and start trading beads with the next viking you come across!

#boobbling #vikingwomen #beads
#viking #reenactment #vikinggarb #lampwork #glassbeads #vikingbeads #birkabeads #vikingglassbeads #shieldmaiden #history #sca #turtlebrooch

Ah, tooth pain is it madam?

Ah, tooth pain is it madam?

Our First Event Of the Season

Our First Event Of the Season: undefined

A very successful first event portraying a sur…

A very successful first event portraying a surgeon in the Royal Navy, wearing the coat I made.

Detail shot show casing some of my leather wor…

Detail shot show casing some of my leather work Ox tankard and traditional inspired tankard strap with a viking age replica buckle. You can get these products at www.lykosleather.com

Comment below what your favorite item to bring to viking/renaissance festivals is!

Photo of the lovely @kelseymarieschwarz

#viking #pagan #heathen #asatru #knotwork #celtic #reenactment #lotr #got #honoryourroots #heathenmade #replica #history #garbvikinggarb #renaissancefestival #renaissancefaire

Check out this detail shot of my leather work,…

Check out this detail shot of my leather work, including Yggdrasil belt kit with bag and rune pouch modeled by @northernaesthetic also some lovely products from @midgaarb @thewickedgriffin and @loitsutar

#leatherwork #leather #heathen #viking #vikingboats #musesum #history #yggdrasil #knotwork #celtic #pagan

Just added a bunch of items to the shop this w…

Just added a bunch of items to the shop this week one of my favorite being these little wax Viking warriors perfect for waxing your thread while hand sewing and they stand guard to protect your home/shop while not in use!

#viking #totem #wax #sewing #reenactment #hnefatafl #warrior #history

Well, it’s been a long time since I&rsqu…

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! Amongst other projects, here is a 1790’s Royal Navy midshipman’s coat I have made.

Amping up for my trip back to Scandinavia so m…

Amping up for my trip back to Scandinavia so much to do so little time. Hopefully two weeks is enough time to see Norway, Sweden and maybe Denmark.

Heres a photo of me at the @vikingvalley.no Festival a beautiful place called Gudvangen where babies raise their cups to the roar of “skål!!” Where everyone crafts, from jewelry to wood working, Nålbinding to black smithing, truly the most inspiring place i have ever visited, so close to the sky you can almost shout up to the gods on top the mountain.

Chase your dreams, for they wont chase you.

#gudvangen #reenactment #viking #heathen #crafter #vikinkgship #norway #scandinavia #vikingvalley #vikingage #history #medieval #fjord #inspiration #mountains #nature #gods #odin