Saturday, August 13, 2011

Padme Cut Senate - Headjewel

I finished the headjewel for my Padme, I left wome wire on the end though because I'm not entirely sure what kind of clip to attach it to. The attachment method isn't obvious at all on hers so I don't really have a clue how to go about it yet.


The original is flat-backed gems (couldn't find) put in pronged settings that have 4 eyes on them, which I also couldn't find, so I improvised with some beads and wire and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Hopefully I'll have a gown update this weekend, I didn't get much done the past few weeks because my machine can't handle velvet with piping without FUBARing it all to hell. But I found out last night my mother's expensive machine can! You can adjust the presser foot pressure on hers and I got tons done last night. Right now I'm working on putting the collar/lapel together! I also have the frames for the hairpiece almost finished, I am testing a temporary brown dye tomorrow and getting hairpieces to put it all together, plus I got all the make-up last weekend. I'll be doing a test on all of this before Dragon*Con.

6 comments:

  1. hi ver, i noticed your head jewel and its done very nicely. you can get flat back beads from other retailers, fyi. try this website http://shop.hobbylobby.com/jewelry/ and see if you fine something. i'll help u out if you need help finding beads. good luck with your dress.

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  2. oh also try this site, 2. http://www.riogrande.com/ used it for school projects all ready.

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  3. Thanks a bunch for the links :)

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  4. It almost looks like the hair is pulled through a loop at the top/back of the piece and then styled as normal. This way the piece is held in place by your own hair. I don't know if that made any sense, sorry :-(
    The hair is too smooth to have had a comb placed backwards into the hair I think.

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  5. ...huh! I never thought of that, that's a great idea! Thanks!

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  6. how r u coming so far? maybe u should try a wig.

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