Subject: [Authentic_SCA] Period beading
Ok, thank you all for your responses to my question about
gromets and covering them. I appreciate the information and the
constructive way everyone posted (I have frequented some hostile boards in
the past where questions weren't answered so nicely!).
So, I now
have another question...I have recently acquired a passion for beading.
However, I only really enjoy doing it on clothing right now. I do like
making jewelry, but a lot of folks are doing that, too. I know that
beading on clothing was done and is period (I only use 'natural' beads:
bone, stone, semi-precious gem types, and metals), but I have had a hard
time finding good examples online or in texts.
I use my imagination
of course, and try to incorporate beading and stitching together. I know
my ideas of 'art' are very different from someone living and creating one
thousand years ago, so that is why I search for reference points; I don't
want to go off on too much of any weird tangents.
Examples I have
found are pictures on scraps of clothing, a few paintings (these are
portraits usually, not a lot of detail), and a few lines in a book on
general costuming. What I am looking for are any websites dedicated in
whole or in part to beading on period clothing, or books of the same idea
(I'd be keen on a chapter even!).
Again, I appreciate the time anyone
takes to post links, thoughts, or hints and I try to return the favor here
when I can. Thank you for all the help provided so
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