|Me at Bryn Gwlad's annual Zombie Tournament|
|oh, and welcome to my kitchen.|
|The Squee 'Heard Round the World|
|don't you just want to pet it?|
|watching it do the Greek key was *mesmerizing*|
|I gold-leafed my nails, lol.|
|there's kind of a sneak preview in this picture.|
|top: another necessary part of this project - CAFFEINE|
I love this paint, but I don't have brush cleaner.
I used nail polish remover.
|the inside is just painted purple.|
|The Bamberg Casket, 11thC Denmark/Norway|
walrus ivory and gilt bronze, carved in the Mammen style
|The Cammin Casket, 11thC Denmark|
elk ivory and gilt bronze, Mammen style carvings
|I don't think that sucks at all. :)|
|The inside is purple, for my swap recipient!|
|A little purple cushion, and some trinkets to go inside: |
Angels, because that's part of her heraldic device
An M, for her first name
A key, which is a symbol of a Viking woman's rule over her home,
and a couple of veil pins, because I have like a frillion of them.
|(the key is also from the event. just a little something |
I found. I absolutely love old keys).
|amber chips and red glass beads, with a little brass center piece|
from the hobby store that I had on hand.
|for the front of my apron dress, made as one piece - the gold starbust plaques|
will serve as the "brooches" that hold the dress together (these won't be weight-
bearing, they're far too flimsy. Just decorative); with beaded chain swagged
acoss the chest, with amber, carnelian, citrine, green tourmaline, wood, and
brass fittings. Also a couple of little keys on a pin.
|blog entry + how-to from the Pin HERE|
|pose and dress re-do also inspired in part by|