I made this set of jewelry for my good friend Noelle. She wanted to make an outfit that recreated one in a 1561 fresco by Paolo Caliari (called Veronese) and enlisted me to create the earrings, necklace, and belt. (A picture of the set itself is below.) I think she looks smashing in her new outfit! (She's the one I always bribe to design & sew my new SCA garb...can you see why?) The belt is what I like to call "understated over-the-top." (Which isn't as much of an oxymoron as it sounds, honest!) It has many, many filigree beads, many with rhinestones, yet the overall effect isn't gaudy in the least. The necklace and earrings are high-quality glass pearls. The little bit of chain clipped to the belt is to attach her zibellini (see middle pic).
Meet Melia! The jewelry she's wearing was originally made for her Renaissance-style wedding. It transferred nicely over to her masked ball Tudor, didn't it? :)
This tiny bracelet was made for my little niece, Caitlyn. The total length of it is only 3", which is why the clasp looks huge, even though it's the smallest one I had! (The clear crystals are only 3mm.) I love the bitty pink Swarovski flower crystals...I thought they'd be perfect for her!
Tracy said she wanted a collar for her Italian Greyhound, Eowyn, that would "make people's heads turn" at her next re-enactment event...well, do you think, will this collar do it? ;-) I backed a vintage rhinestone bracelet with black velvet and used cultured pearls & crystals to form the edging and dangles. The pearls on the edges are sewn in little "arches" to give the edges a decorative picot look.
I created this zibellino especially for Baronness Bianca di Ravenna. (Modeled here by the beautiful Astrid.)
He was made with gold plated filigree findings, clear Swarovski crystals, and an American marten pelt.
This is one of the very first zibellini I made. He was made as an accessory for a Venetian gown based on this portrait. I used Swarovski pearls and crystals, and a silver mink pelt. For more examples of zibies, click here.