Sunday, September 14, 2008

Water Goddess Belt

Project Level:Easy
Project List: Metal Belt Buckles Lots and lots of yarn(different kinds)
Coins
Glass Beads
Beaded Necklace(yard sale)
Pieces from broken necklaces
Chain belt
 O-rings
 Blue Bells
I finally finished this belt last year. I had made it awhile ago but it never looked finished so I kept on adding. I used a chain belt like I did here



 I added the belt buckle medallions on the front and back by tying them on with colored ties. I then started stringing the yarn on the back. I strung them through the holes of the chain and double knotted them. I added different colored and different textured yarn.
I then strung a string of kuchi coins across the back. On the sides I added broken pieces from necklaces that had beads and chain. I also added colored blue beads to the necklace pieces. I then added on the sides, tassels made out of syntheic hair with a small feather.
The front I added the light weight coins that you find on hip scarfs. I added them using o-rings. From the medallions I hung a string of glass beads with a coin at the end. I also added blue bells on the front. Last I added a blue necklace(bought it at a yard sale) that hangs in a swag. Before I completed it I wore out (picture above).



 Diy Tutorial by Sara for the beautiful belt she made
 http://nctribal.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-i-made-my-belt-and-how-you-can-make.html#links
Past discussions on making them on tribe http://tribalcostuming.tribe.net/thread/299be526-83c4-4364-97bc-7c278853f475
http://tribalcostuming.tribe.net/thread/d55bcf5e-e66b-47de-92f9-55136ab03f7f http://tribalcostuming.tribe.net/thread/b0769004-2724-440c-8aa2-ace406de0ee1 http://tribalcostuming.tribe.net/thread/47f808eb-58b0-4935-a52f-42d5d9498052 http://tribalcostuming.tribe.net/thread/878a73f5-5a45-4ccc-af5c-44af352eaba3 http://tribalcostuming.tribe.net/thread/24b17360-07a5-4a24-a80f-4720340d907e

Yarn threads(places to buy yarn) http://tribalcostuming.tribe.net/thread/0b233a1f-5aba-44c5-92cb-07a824044c15
http://tribalcostuming.tribe.net/thread/0d0f7274-1a39-4549-b21e-24d5cd4223d8 http://tribalcostuming.tribe.net/thread/a6fe5f2b-6d9b-4370-9737-e3ef07ddc908
Vendors I have list on the bottom of this link http://people.tribe.net/erikaschiquis/blog/2aa9dc34-37eb-42f4-b5b7-a1d87c2cd910 Tue, March 6, 2007 - 7:39 AM

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, your costumes are so beautiful!!! I stumbled on your blog while looking for a tier skirt pattern just WOW i love the mermaid stuff with the yarns
-Steph

Erika's Chiquis said...

Thank you very much.
;) erika