on my to do list
The other day the creator of one of my favorite sites, epbot.com, posted about her adventures in beginning to make resin jewelry. Which led me to this other site that is all about resin jewelry and I immediately got ideas. I want to make sooo much Cirque inspired jewelry, started with Kooza because of all of the specific colors of the show. I will probably not be able to start until sometime in the middle or late next month because after I buy my PS3, I’m trying not to spend much money again until December when I have to buy presents. And the materials aren’t super expensive or anything but these things add up.
But I’ll probably start writing down my ideas and buying the preliminary materials.
This is the site that really inspired me: http://www.little-windows.com/
And this is the Epbot post: http://www.epbot.com/2012/08/my-resin-jewelry-misadventures.html
It’s only rock n’ roll but, P.S.- I like it! We’ve said it before and we’ll sing it again, nothing goes together like music & fashion. The glam rock movement emerged in the 60s with artists like Gary Glitter and David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust defining an era, and inciting designers and fashionistas to make bold statements with exaggerated make up, androgynously edgy styles and gems, stones and jewels stacked for miles. Nobody blings it on better than the indisputable rock god of couture Karl Lagerfeld…who infuses head to toe concert chic in his creations for Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous lines. We took to the stage, with Who What Wear, to turn a simple shoulder bag into an embellished instrument of DIY style!
To create: Re-purpose a bag with a removable strap. Use caribiners to secure a guitar strap onto the bag by clipping where the original strap was secured. Gather various pearls, gemstones, studs, crystals and rhinestones and lay out to cover the front of the guitar strap. Once you are happy with placement begin to stud and glue each in place. P.S.- use tweezers to help you place each embellishment as you glue. Allow to try before you wear!
Had to write all this down before I forgot. Okay so today I went to Rugged Warehouse with a friend and like I usually do when I go there I just wandered around looking for things that caught my eye but then I started to think that I should look for things to start throwing together my steampunk outfit. So there I found some cool bronze earrings. And then I decided to start thinking about mask ideas because as I mentioned in my post yesterday, I liked the idea of masks for facewear. And so I went to Michael’s to buy things I needed. Then I started to form outfit ideas based on the persona that I’ve sort of created.
I’m no good at fiction writing, I was always better at poetry in high school so this isn’t some super detailed back story or anything just the bare minimum of the persona. If anyone wants to take a crack at it for me, please feel free. Anyways, her name is Thalia and she is more or less a master thief who steals simply because she likes to. She’s sort of a Catwoman figure in that she isn’t a bad person per say but obviously she doesn’t follow all the letters of the law. And why buy it when you can get it for free? Much of what she steals is jewelry, gems and other similar things of value (because much like myself she loves jewelry but finds all the most beautiful kinds to be too expensive). As I said, it’s not great or anything but that’s the base of it.
So I had two outfit ideas in mind. The first, which I will be designing this first mask around is sort of her average job outfit. Practical for most things. So there is the mask first and foremost which will be gold and black. I have no idea of the actual design itself right now but that’s why I’m going to sketch it out before I actually start to make it.The outfit consists of:
Outfit #2 is used for more sophisticated, elegant events, i.e. pickpocketing and such at balls. For this one I’ve decided to go with a color scheme of blue, gold and black (possibly silver as well). This one isn’t as well thought out because I’m not sure how the colors will look together. This is where the real money will come in:
So that’s what I’ve got so far. Right now I’m going to start on the mask design for the first outfit. Since I’m not good at putting clothing ideas down on paper I’d probably more likely make one of those polyvore pages or something which would be easier for me.
A note about the masks though. They’re these plastic craft masks that aren’t terrible or anything, they’ll be good for my first attempts. The interesting thing about them though is that the eye cut outs are a bit big and at first I thought that would be a problem but then I decided that it wold actually give me a good opportunity to experiment with eye makeup :) Once I’m happy with my mask design and actually make it, I’ll post it and how I made it later.