Historical Arts & Crafts

THE TUDORS - Season 4
Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn, Joss Stone as Anne of Cleves, Joely Richardson as Catherine Parr, Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII, Tamzin Merchant as Katherine Howard, Annabelle Wallis as Jane Seymour, and Maria Doyle Kennedy as Queen Katherine (Season 4-keyart) – Photo: Courtesy of Showtime/Showtime – Photo ID: tudors_gal4_kal_horizontal_b

 

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Every time I watch the Tudors, I come away desperately wanting to write letters and make jewelry.  I’m pretty good at the jewelry making part, but I still need to get into the letter-writing part.  https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=niZANtuZomIC&source=productsearch&utm_source=HA_Desktop_US&utm_medium=SEM&utm_campaign=PLA&pcampaignid=MKTAD0930BO1&gclid=CImozM-S-dACFeIcMgod9qIOzA&gclsrc=ds&dclid=COj-38-S-dACFVQ4TwodrPQBiQ

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It’s an art form lost in this modern age of email and Twitter.  Check out the Book of Hours’ once belonging to the real Anne Boleyn.  http://onthetudortrail.com/Blog/anne-boleyn/anne-boleyns-books-of-hours/

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I also want to get into doll restoration so that I can donate them to charity, but I guess that’s not historically inspired.  As for jewelry, I already know how to make it.  I’ve made one which looks like this one Anne is wearing.  She wears it several times throughout the series, because it is stunning and it goes with many different outfits.

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Want to make a crafty person on your list happy over the holiday season, get her a gift card for Barnes & Noble or her favorite arts & crafts store.  🙂  She might just create something special for you for your next birthday.