Roxelana in 1997

  I have a minor obsession with flowers!

It started with beadwork back when I was a child and I’ve been doing beadwork for almost all my life. Since joining the SCA in 1994 I have also been doing research into the historical aspects of beadwork prior to 1600.

For the most part, my research has centered on European beadwork dating from 1000 to 1600ce with a particular focus on documenting beaded flowers. One of the projects I made led me to research other 3-dimential flowers and that research has become the silk flower project.

I have written several papers to document specific items I have made for A&S competitions in the Society for Creative Anachronism. I was the Middle Kingdom A&S Champion for one year and won the Principality of Northshield regional pentathlon twice. I recently (2015) won the Queen’s Prize for my Besloten Hofje shrine and research.

I originally put my research on-line in the hopes that others would not have to reinvent the wheel. If any of this information has been helpful to you I’d really like to hear about it – likewise if you find fault with any of it or need more clarification then is presented here. I can be reached at

This site contains almost all my research and many pictures of my beaded and silk creations. For a look at my current project (silk reliquary flowers like the ones created in North German convents circa 1500) please follow the tab marked silke.


Roxelana in 2006