Little glittery bird inside a handmade rustic wire birdcage
What is it that fascinates me about bird cages? I don’t mean actual bird cages, but rather the iconography of them; the metaphor. I don’t even love birds. (I like birds well enough, but I’m a dog-as-a-pet-person, not a bird-as-a-pet-person… ifyaknowwhatImean.)
Open birdcage with soaps…
When decorating my bathroom, I selected bird cages to decorate with. There are mini bird cages holding soaps, bird cages holding make up, and bird cages perched (get it?) on the very top of my shelf too.
The bird cages in my bathroom started their lives in a craft supply store discount bin (and later I saw them at the old Inglewood Suzie Q Beadstoo, as part of their decorating scheme) and then they were spray painted silver, followed by a dusting of copper spray paint. The result is something that feels vintage rather than metallic – like something that has started to tarnish rather than something new and shiny. The copper warms up the silver too, which I really like.
I’ve been loving the belts, harnesses, and other accessories from Creations by Magi on Instagram lately. Unfortunately, they’re well out of my price range, so I figured I’d try making one of my own. I can’t find the right kind of cord, so instead I was inspired by my friends at HavenKink, who make gorgeous hand-made ropes.
The completed lacing strip in my German renaissance bodice, sliding a piece of boning into the strip. This will support the lacing and keep the strip from buckling. It keeps tension more even.
There are a number of different corset boning options you will have, each with benefits and problems. I’ll try to go over some of them. Most of these options include both high and low qualities, which can add some problems to a good compare/contrast. Ultimately, you may wish to do additional research to decide what boning you think is best for your needs.