Ugly or not, I love it. And it lead to another, and another. All in effort to experiment with some very early clothing ideas that I have. (Eventually, I will post about the Ugly Skirts to date.)
I also have a fascination with Fugly Beads, because seriously, there was some bizarre stuff in early finds!
I also realized that I want to have a space online where people can discuss and share early continental Celtic finds. I have learned that too many people think of "Celtic" as being synonymous for Irish and Scottish (and they also tend to some how think all of the latter is 17th century and beyond, lol) and that most discussion groups revolve around the isles (and periodocity of kilts, ugh).
Ugly Skirts and Fugly Beads (name is likely to change at some point), caters to those interested in Central and Northern Europe from the Bronze Age till approximately year 1 BCEish. The jewelry finds from these periods are AMAZING, and we have textiles here! Lots of them compared to some places! Gaul is welcome too, as well as the Eastern Hallstatt region, but the idea is to focus on the early Celtic, Germanic and Nordic cultures that get little air time in the SCA. If these things are your geek, please come join us!