Posts Tagged ‘cowrie shells’

A little update.

January is already coming to a close, and sadly, I don’t have a whole lot to show for it. However, what I have been up to I’m pretty pleased with…

This is the first set of cowries I’ve been making, made to go with a red halter and collar for an arabian costume. I arranged them on some yellow braid I had on hand, (just another unfinished project.. *sigh*) to get a better idea of how they’d look on the actual costume. I’ve tried to add details I’ve never done before on these sets… like painting the inside of the shells and using tiny, metallic micro beads. I’m happy with how they’re coming along and hope their new owner will be too. 🙂

Aside from that, I’ve got a set of halters in the works for a donation to the upcoming Plastic Ponies on Parade show this April. I’m so happy I was asked to donate something – it means a lot!

So yes, that’s all that’s been on the work bench this month. Progress is slow-going, unfortunately, but it is progress!

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Catching Up

I have so many in-progess pieces and projects right now it’s ridiculous. I must have an awful attention span or something, since I can’t seem to stay focused on one thing for too long.

It’s really nice when I DO finish something though, like these arab halters that have been in progress for months now. They were pretty much finished already… they just needed the cowries and medallions sculpted. I got the motivation to work on those today:

After baking, glueing and glossing, NOW I can say that these halters are FINALLY complete! What a relief too, as they were supposed to be completed early on in the summer. Not only did life get completely in the way, everything seemed to go wrong with these halters from the very beginning. So frustrating!

Anyway, here they are now:

Some little things need to be cleaned up before they’re sent off, but that’s no big deal at all. I’m just thrilled they’re finished. 🙂

Now to find the motivation to finish everything else!

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Cowries for sale!

I’m back with more cowrie shells for your Arabian tack!

A more interesting post to come soon… I promise! 🙂

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