Odds and Ends

It turns out I am very glad I don’t have a lot left to do on my costumes for DragonCon.  I found out late Friday that I will be taking an unexpected work trip this week, thus losing 5 days of sewing.  And I am already losing next weekend for sewing as well, to attend my sister’s bachelorette party.  So.  Huzzah for non-procrastination!

My sewing machine is still sitting in its case since I put it there before leaving on vacation.  I have cutting to do before I can start new things.  I realized late this week that I am actually not done with Project Breyna – I need to sew on all of the velcro that will keep the pieces together appropriately.  That will be task one when I return from my trips.

I did make a run to Michael’s and Hancock with Elizabeth on Saturday morning.  She was hunting for costume bits for her Halloween items.  I was hunting for pieces to make a Steampunk necklace.  I had some pieces gathered already, but I needed some things to fill it out.  I have an awesome friend, Kim, a fellow Orkfest attendee, who is planning to make me some neat steampunk pins to go on the pocket flaps of my coat.  I can’t wait to see them – she does super awesome jewelry work!  I don’t know how she does it – all the tiny work with the metal rings and such has been driving me crazy with this one necklace I have been trying to make.  I’ll stick to sewing, thanks. 😛

Here is the necklace I pieced together this weekend, to wear with my Steampunk costume.  It’s really more of a choker with a y-shape to it.  Pardon the cleavage and the glistening sheen you see on my skin … the AC has stopped working again, and its 85 in the house.

I am pretty certain all of the pieces were found at Michael’s.  Elizabeth pointed out the awesome section, near the scrapbooking items, where they sell a whole bunch of really neat steampunk things.  The faucet piece in the center and the gears next to it I found in that area, each in packages with other cool things.  So I happily have lots of extra doo-dads after making this necklace.  Unsure what I will do with said doo-dads, but that is besides the point.  Maybe I will doctor up my boots some more.  Since I still have an entire boot to finish.

That is the second thing on my list after I get back from my trip – the last boot. 🙂


3 comments for “Odds and Ends

  1. August 13, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Hooray! So close to being finished. Your necklace is fantastic.

  2. August 13, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Oh, I like it!

    • jadesabre9
      August 13, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Thanks! I hope I still like it after wearing the heavy thing around a con for 8 hours 😉


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