[Ansteorra] Arc d'Or insignia question

John iaenmor at swbell.net
Mon Nov 22 12:11:34 PST 2010

Mistress Radegund, Robin greeting.  First off thank you to the kind soul 
who would like to make bracers for the future members of the Order.  I 
am sure the Crowns can always use them.  Mistress Stella made the 
original three bracers given out.  They were leather with enamel paint 
for the white and black colors.  The one that Fearghus was given has 
been passed down to its now third owner and is brought out for dress 
reasons only.  One still resides with Gilli and will likely never be 
seen again as far as I know.  Don Sebastian still has his and was I 
believe wearing it this weekend at BAM.   The other currently worn have 
been made by some of the Order and some by others.  My own was made by I 
don't know who but was passed to me by Don Christoforo.  So yes we do 
pass them down.  They can be functional or not.  If not we will make 
ourselves one that is.  Craftmenship is a requirement for induction into 
the Order of course.  We would prefer functional but will take a dress 
version gladly.

http://www.zackwhite.com/product.php?productid=16799&cat=495&page=1 is 
one source of white deerskin which can made in layers for a effective 
bracer or it could be backed by 6-8 oz standard leather dyed a different 
color.  Make sure the white part is large enough to cover at least the 
width of a forearm.  Bracer patterns can be found online with a bit of 

Iaen Mor

On 11/22/2010 8:22 AM, Jay Rudin wrote:
> Mistress Radegund asked:
>> I have someone who would like to make Arc d'Or bracers for the kingdom.  White leather seems prohibitively expensive.  Any suggestions of where to get white leather for a reasonable price, or possible alternatives to use?
> Two points to consider:
> 1. We've made 22 members since it opened 8 years ago -- that's less than 3/year.  We've made 12 since 2004, and only two since summer 2008.  The price of leather becomes much less prohibitive when you realize that a year's supply is 2 or 3 bracers.
> 2. The Arc D'Or acts like an Order. Orders have traditions, and I don't know theirs.  Talk to its members.  They might prefer to make their own and hand them down, as the White Scarves do.  They may also have clear preferences about how they're made, since the bracers are safety equipment as well as insignia.
> Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin
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