This past Saturday I attended an SCA demo that was part of a much larger weekend long Renaissance Faire. I have not always enjoyed demos in the past, however, because of the large crowd at this event, there were a lot of people who stopped by to watch us make beads!
Because the crowd was so large, we roped off the front of my pop up to prevent people, and the many children who were in attendance, from getting too close to the fire.
I was also pleased that remembered to bring a picture of a reproduction early period bead kiln with me. This visual helped when I was explaining to people that while we were using modern tools to make our beads, the basic method we used was the same one that people used in earlier times.