I'm finally done with the outfit I've been posting about the last few weeks. Well, almost done. 99% done. I still have to sew a clip and a couple of hooks on to the scarf, but everything else is done! (For me)
I had an assortment of old jewelry, bracelet, anklet, and necklace, that I took apart so I could use the bits as decoration.
I started out with these cuffs:
And added ivory coin pearls and cobalt blue freshwater pearls in between the bells:
The cuffs are now closed with laced silver elastic cord, so I don't have to worry about trailing ribbons getting caught on partners' buttons when dancing.
I have a limited number of the coin pearls, so for the cincher I stuck to just the blue pearls:
I also made a pair of earrings, and then put some of the bells back on the bracelet along with more pearls to make a headpiece, and put together a pair of earrings to match:
I'm trying to decide whether I want to do the same embellishment along the top of of the gaiters like I've done on the top of the cincher. Time will tell.