Borre Viking Market “2016” (part one)

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Borre was…. really windy! Actually, all the vikings I met complained about the strong winds making them feel seasick. The weather gods granted us typical Northern summer weather (hooray). Borre Viking Market is every second year, but it is well worth the wait as it is one of the best markets that I know of. So many talentet craftsmen- and women – from all over the world attend this market to sell their art. Their passion about our culture brings great joy to my heathen heart – For it is those who know how to create that will keep it alive.

*I am writing this the day before our Yule festivities. Gazing at the Yule Tree made me feel like sharing some memories from the past year with you guys. Ah-I long for the upcoming season whenever I look through my viking market photos, and I hope that I get to meet even more of you guys the summer of “2017”! A list of the markets I will attend will be published during 2017.

Sól Geirsdóttir, The Viking Queen

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Tønsberg Medieval Festival, summer 2013

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For Yule, I will wish for a weave like this one. I shall give it to my handmaidens so they can create the dress of my dreams. Hush, don’t tell them!
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Yes, there were knights! (I love the look on this guy’s face! hahaha)
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One of these… Bring forth one of these glorious drinking horns, and we shall feast!
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I couldn’t resist the urge to try something that was really… meant for children. Dear sceptical man in the background; It doesn’t matter that the other contestants were like… 3 years old. BECAUSE I WON!!!
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Salt. So much salt! All the richess of the sea!
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Beyla Design
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tonsberg10I had to pillage one of the Medieval Markeds as well. No matter time and place, I always pillage with pride!
My next blog post will be about the items that I looted on this Faire.

~Sól Spydsdóttir

The Viking Queen for RockLove Jewelry

I was recently contacted by Rock Love Jewelry (www.rocklove.com), who wanted me to do a shoot for them. I really enjoyed the task, one that resulted in 1400 photos…:-O No need to worry – Not all of them were used! 🙂 Here are a few of them
(Makeup, Hair and clothing by she)
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This picture has been selected to be on the upcoming RockLove Business card. She, wearing Valhalla Spiked Earrings and Valhalla necklace. “Rock Love Jewelry makes sterling silver jewelry for men and women, inspired by historic relics and treasures from around the world. Also featuring exclusive collaborations/merchandise with the History Channel, Vikings, True Blood, Clive Barker, the US Chess Federation, and more”

Well, what do you know – I appear on the website!
Ta daaaaaaa *insert wild hardanger fiddle music here*

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This is from their website,
www.rocklove.com
For Viking collection:
http://www.rocklove.com/viking

Ps – If you are going to New York Comic Con October 10-13 2013, you may see a poster of me wearing Rock Love’s beautiful jewelry at booth number 510. 

~Sól, The Viking Queen