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Gute sheep and 1632
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laurieopal
I only do jewelry from books very occasionally.  It has to be something I really want.

But I'm currently thinking about a silver pendant that I'm going to make.

I'm making a pendant of  "Brillo", a sheep who is both a  humorous and an iconic political symbol in Eric Flint's 1632 books.  I wrote Virginia De Marce who has co-authored several of the novels and written excellent short stories in the 1632 collaborative universe.  They're an alternate history set in 17th century Germany with some excellent class politics, among other things. I'm pretty hooked on them.  What I was looking for, was a modern sheep that would be the prototype for the 17th century sheep I wanted to make.   I knew that the 1632 community did serious research.  And sure enough, she replied with information on Swedish Gute sheep.

I'm really happy. These are very distinctive looking animals with roughly textured hair that will be challenging in a good way.  I'm planning to have them finished for Westercon in July, where there will be a mini 1632 convention as well. 




Baa

Mood:Sheepish (It's late)



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I think Baen books has all of them.

Oh, those are pretty sheep! Have you seen photos of Mangalitsa pigs? They're a Hungarian type, and rather striking because they're much hairier than most pigs, with rough curly coats.

Thanks. I'll check them out.

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