Project Disco Ball; or how to really bling an outfit

Remember this outfit?  It's what I wore when I stepped down from being Principal Herald and I love it still. Except it's not blingy enough for my liking. So, enter Project Disco Ball. Bezants are little metal bits that are sewn to clothing.  They're also called paillettes, but the main idea are bits of metal … Continue reading Project Disco Ball; or how to really bling an outfit

Teaser!

Yeah, I've had a lot of secret projects on my plate (which means there will be post about them as things happen).  This, however, is a not-so-secret one, of which there will be an upcoming tutorial on.  I'm also procraftinating. Bezants! Or, enaBLING as it happens. They are super easy and great for 14th c, … Continue reading Teaser!

Scarab Rings, Pinterest, and You . . er, Me.

Sometimes, I go on Pinterest trawls.  I find awesome things.  Including scarab rings (which are a bit out of period/location for my persona), but also other sorts of rings, including one with a completely wire-wrapped band, intaglio rings with essentially a bead, and plain wire rings. I was given a carved bead to work with … Continue reading Scarab Rings, Pinterest, and You . . er, Me.