To compliment my Istanbul outfit, I made a simple belt and a necklace.
I really wanted a contrasting belt, but I also wanted it fairly long…
I had a navy blue silk skirt that I was given which I cut out for the main belt fabric, and then lined it with the same pink linen as the coat – I would have done it all in silk, but there wasn’t enough fabric.
The images show a fairly wide belt with a big knot – so I think that this is a good compromise.
Most of the images don’t show much in the way of jewelry – but I really wanted to make a necklace to go with this outfit that would “feel” right even if it’s not especially documentable.
I might do more research later into extant jewelry, but this felt like the right style…
It’s made with three large pendants from Bead Landing’s “India” line, and two packages of earrings from the same line – the small earrings are very similar in style to the pendants. I bought five pendants, but when I strung them on the chain they didn’t hang correctly.