Close up of the glittery silver velvet
I’m calling this a Throwback Thursday because this is actually a corset I made a while ago (so I don’t have any work-in-progress photos either). I made this to sell, back when I was hoping to get commissions for custom work (I’m not looking to do custom work anymore).
A bit about this corset:
This overbust corset is has an outer fabric at the centre front which is made of silver applied dots over black velvet, creating a glittery effect. The remaining fabric on this corset is sturdy black cotton. The corset is lined in black cotton. This is a two-layer corset; no interlining.
Heart-shaped pendant, with bail
In my previous post, I discussed that I made my own bails for the pendants for my necklace project. A while ago I tested out this with sheet metal (coated copper) and showed the results in this post. My silver arrived, so I used similar steps with the silver as I had done with the coated copper.
Three moulded pendants
In my previous post I showed off my very first cast pewter pendant. Today I’ll share the remaining three pendants I made for the project I’m working on.
These pendants were part of my “stretch goal” for my project, and I’m thrilled that with help from Craig (known in the SCA as Caiaphus) I was able to accomplish this!
Silver silk underdress
I bought some gorgeous dark silver/pewter dupioni silk not too long ago – but I bought all there was… which meant I had to REALLY be careful about how I cut out the pattern pieces to make this underdress. I also bought some lighter silver silk at the same time… but I REALLY wanted to use this darker silk!
Linnaniemi, Hämeenlinna hoard necklace and other items from the hoard
Linnaniemi, Hämeenlinna hoard necklace in person
In my previous post I showed the display of silver necklaces from the museum castle at Hämeenlinna. Today I’ll go into further detail on the necklace they had on display – the Linnaniemi, Hämeenlinna hoard necklace.
(I realized only after the fact, that I had a lot of up-close photos, but not many whole-necklace photos… and unfortunately, the one above was the best one!)
Warning… this post has a LOT of detail, which might not be interesting to my regular readers!