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Original story: Attic

Attic is an original short story of mine. It takes place in a girls’ boarding school on a spooky night. This is a mild horror story, and contains some unpleasant descriptions. There was a thing about attics. Shelley used to … Continue reading

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Chainmail: Wrapping up

It’s taken me a while, but here’s my final post on chainmail! The last important thing to know before you start making a pattern is how to bend the rings. Now, I know this sounds a bit unnecesary, but if … Continue reading

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Chainmail: getting supplies

After the terminology, it is time for the materials and practical tips! There are really only three essentials for making chainmail: the rings, pliers to bend them and a work surface. You can get rings in many different sizes and … Continue reading

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Chainmail: before you begin

  Before I start with the proper how-to part of this series, I wanted to explain a few terms that will be useful in the future, so there will be a handy list to refer back to. I will also … Continue reading

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Chainmail: an Introduction

In the past, I have posted pictures of chainmail jewelery I have made on this blog. Because this is one of my favourite hobbies I would like to share a bit more about it, and maybe show you how to … Continue reading

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Two Comets

Two little snippets from the 17th century newspapers, a project by the Meertens Instituut en Delpher.nl. These two are from the Courante uyt Italien, Duytslandt, &c of February 11, 1634 and the Oprechte Haerlemsche courant of Februari 6, 1672. Apparently January is a … Continue reading

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Family Album Wrap-up 2

On our bookshelf is a photo album of the family van der Meer, the family of my grandmother. Sadly, I don’t know any exact dates or many names, as there are no captions on most of the photos.   Here we are, the very … Continue reading

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