For the Starving Student
People in the SCA often confuse period with fancy and conclude
that they cannot afford to have period gear. This page provides
descriptions of low cost ways of producing reasonably period
A rope bed
Period Jewelry You Can Make
All of these are mine, based on articles in the Miscellany, a
book my wife and I self publish. I hope that more will be provided
by other people. Anyone who has a good way of doing something
period on the cheap is invited to write it up, web it, and send me the URL so I
can link to it. If you don't have a web page, send me the
document and I can put it up on mine.
Things I would like covered include tents, clothing, jewelry,
feast gear, ... .
Without Breaking the Bank was an older project along
somewhat similar lines.
Armor on a Budget -or- Lowe's Lamellar is an article I
found, possibly by a non-SCA person, on a relatively low cost way
of making metal lamellar. It looks as though it would be somewhat
more expensive than my cuirboulli lamellar but probably less work.
I haven't tried it so can't say how well it works. The site I found it on
isn't particularly targeted at us but might have other useful