- I'm working on an 1480's Florentine ensemble similar to the one at
Jen's fabulous site here:
Anyway, for the finishing touch I'm going to need a belt for the
giornea. Ideally, I plan to do one in silver and one in gold.
However, I've no idea where to purchase the clasp necessary for this
This picture shows the belt a little more closely so you can get an
idea of what I'm talking about.
If anyone knows where I might purchase this item I'd be grateful for
the information! Thank you.
- Not sure if this'll work or not, but they're pretty!
Otherwise, couldn't you put a plain hook and eye on your belt,
and decorate the top with jewelry parts, like your friend made her
necklace at the bottom of that first link?
- --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "Alex"
> I'm working on an 1480's Florentine ensemble similar to the one atthis
> Jen's fabulous site here:
> Anyway, for the finishing touch I'm going to need a belt for the
> giornea. Ideally, I plan to do one in silver and one in gold.
> However, I've no idea where to purchase the clasp necessary for
> This picture shows the belt a little more closely so you can get an
> idea of what I'm talking about.
> If anyone knows where I might purchase this item I'd be grateful
> the information! Thank you.Lucia,
Every once in a while I have an occasion to either make or repair
a "cope"..... a religious vestment that is a large "cape" with a
heavy clasp on the front. I have compiled a list of folks who make or
carry nice heavy clasps. Some of these can be used at the neck or on
a belt. Maybe you can find something in one of these that would serve
your purpose. There's a variety of styles and prices.... $4 to $60 or
more, depending of the metal or plating and whether the clasp is hand
made or "stamped" by machine.
www.cloakmaker.com/clasps/celtic.html There are also "european"
and "viking" sections of clasps.
Hope you find something that you like.