Epaulettes

Seeing as my last three posts on what I’m making have involved watches or clocks, I figured it was time for something different. A while back I posted about some bigger ideas I had (see here), but I didn’t really go anywhere with any of them. That’s the problem with not getting to them right away – new ideas come and take there places. Now I’ve got some more ideas, but as they are in my head, and may never turn into reality, they’ll stay unknown for now. Hopefully I’ll get the supplies I need to make them in the near future.
Anyway, one of the ideas I had was to make epaulette style shoulder jewelry. I had gotten as far as making a piece of scale maille, but it wasn’t functional yet.
IMG_1217So I sewed it onto some black wool fabric, which I picked up at my local MCC thrift shop a good while back.  You can’t really see it in the picture, which in this case, is a good thing.  IMG_1222
I sewed a broach pin onto the wool, and it was done. IMG_1227It wasn’t exactly what I expected – I think I should have used larger scales, and gone for a full shoulder piece. But then it wouldn’t have really been much like an epaulette. What the design really needs though, is someone who can style it. IMG_1221

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