A Quick Accessory

A quick costume accessory, that still needs a little finishing. This is a very small pendant — it’s about 1.5″ long and just over 1″ wide. I’ve never worked on something that small before. Thankfully, the design was very simplified!

This one doesn’t really involve sewing, however.

I mentioned recently that I am taking a little break from sewing, and getting back to art. Due to lack of a scanner, and still trying to figure out how best to get all the things I need to my temporary drawing space, I have not been finishing any art.

Normally, I use a brush and ink, but I’ve been a little worried about spills!

I have something coming up this weekend, and will be wearing my chemise a la reine. Again. It seems like that’s been one of the only things I’ve worn over the past year! I’m not sick of it, but I worry that it seems as if I have nothing else to wear. *laughs* So, I decided I wanted to have something new, even if it was not much.

I made the mourning pendant you see at the top of this entry, and based it off of this one.

There are some differences, and things I wish I had done better, but I was feeling a little rushed and leaning over my kitchen counter while I hurriedly painted it. I think it actually looks best when viewed from a distance, so I’m pleased with it so far. We’ll see how wearing it goes this weekend.

It isn’t finished yet, I still have some ribbons to add (not to mention, should I pin it as a brooch? Should I make a necklace from it?), as well as getting some photos. Once I have finished those last few things, I’ll add the costume page with details.

At least now I’ve finally cracked open that new bottle of ink and maybe that will inspire me to figure out those last few things keeping me from finishing some art! 😉

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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3 Responses to A Quick Accessory

  1. Cassidy says:

    Ooh, I like that! I would recommend making it a long pendant with a pin on the back of it, wearing it around your neck and then pinned to your front with a good amount of slack in the ribbon/chain. I’m fairly sure this was a period practice, although I can’t find any images right now.

  2. Thank you! That’s part of my original plan for wearing it. I’d also like to add a small grouping of loops around the top of the pendant to give it just a little more “oomph” and stand out a bit. I’m not sure if it will work or if I’ll have time (my husband may end up wanting to hang out most of the weekend and then I’ll be rushed to prep the costume).

    My last-minute plan is just to thread ribbon through the loop and tie it around my neck. I just need a little something around my neck for a change, but also like the idea of the pendant itself being near my heart (which is why I was also thinking of the style you described).

    Thank you so much for the reply! 🙂

  3. Mary says:

    It’s really lovely!

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