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Now that the event is over, I can show off what I made!

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My friend [livejournal.com profile] tudorlady was elevated to Laurel during this Twelfth Night, and I wanted to make her something to commemorate the occasion. I decided to make her a fan, since I've always wanted to make one, and this seemed like a good occasion to make it happen.

I made it with black silk taffeta, gold embroidery thread, black ostrich feathers, a fat wooden dowel, buckram, paint, pearls, red rhinestones, gold filigrees, gold initials and black chiffon ruffled ribbon, brass screw eye, lobster claw and pearl chain. Oh, and glue. Loads of glue. The embroidery was a purchased design that just so happened to match her coat of arms/bee/laurel thing she had going on. I got lucky to find it! I wanted to personalize it somehow, so I added her initials EB around the handle with purchased gold letters.

She loved it!

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Here are a few photos of her wearing the fan with her gorgoeus bee-themed gown.  She looked really beautiful! I totally stole these from her Facebook feed, so SSSSHHHHHHH don't tell the photo police. I'll remove them if someone makes a fuss!)

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Date: 2015-01-12 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quincy134.livejournal.com
What an amazingly beautiful gift!

Date: 2015-01-12 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you! I knew it would be a part of the court spectacle, so I made it extra special for her!

Date: 2015-01-12 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mala-14.livejournal.com
Gorgeous! She must have been thrilled!

Date: 2015-01-12 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you! I think she was! I was thrilled to give it to her and see it looking so awesome on her gown!

Date: 2015-01-12 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trystbat.livejournal.com
WOW!!! The fan is stunning!!! Also, dayum, canopy of awesome :)

Date: 2015-01-12 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you!

The canopy really was spectacular! It was made by (LJ user) fittzwm, who is a total dynamo. She made the gorgeous golden cookies, too! Tudorlady's friends really went above and beyond to make her Laurel elevation special. As an SCA outsider, I was so impressed with the level of dedication they put in!

Date: 2015-01-12 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slysidonia.livejournal.com
It is beautiful, and you are so thoughful and generous to make and give it to Meagn.

Date: 2015-01-12 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you! It was my pleasure.

Date: 2015-01-12 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaesha-nikovana.livejournal.com
I've never lusted after a fan before today. It's truly lovely!

Date: 2015-01-12 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm a little lusty for it myself. Maybe another will be made in the future???

Date: 2015-01-12 08:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] mandie-rw.livejournal.com
What a gorgeous fan! So luxe-looking.

Date: 2015-01-12 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
ooooo thank you! I was hoping it would turn out as pretty as it was in my head-- and it did! Sometimes you just never know.

Date: 2015-01-12 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bauhausfrau.livejournal.com
Wow that's gorgeous! I'd love to hear some detals on how you made it.

Date: 2015-01-12 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'll make another with a proper explanatory post-- I think those are fun to make!

Date: 2015-01-12 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padawansguide.livejournal.com
That is really fabulous!! You did a beautiful job!

Date: 2015-01-12 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

Date: 2015-01-12 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] atherleisure.livejournal.com
The fan is beautiful!

Date: 2015-01-12 11:49 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-01-12 09:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrq-laurellen.livejournal.com
I saw it in person... it was so sweet and wee!!!!

Date: 2015-01-12 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you! She told me she wanted a tiny child-sized one-- and it was SO DAMN HARD to keep it small! I want to make everything enormous and showy. I want to be known as the Liberace of Fans someday. Ha!

Date: 2015-01-12 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ghost-ofa-rose.livejournal.com
That is so gorgeous!!! What a wonderful gift! And it matches her gown perfectly.

Yet another thing on my whish-list to make one day.

Date: 2015-01-12 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you! I didn't know it would match so perfectly! I knew her gown was black and gold, but I didn't know she also chose red accents! Happy coincidence!

Date: 2015-01-12 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragonfly-sidhe.livejournal.com
Aaaaaahhhh! So beautiful! *want*
You have lucky friends to have a talented one as you in their wing. ;)

Date: 2015-01-12 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you! I want one, too!!

Date: 2015-01-12 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sewaddicted.livejournal.com
How fa[nta]bulous! What an amazing gift. And like many others I think it's a covetable accessory

Date: 2015-01-12 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you! There is much coveting going on here, too!!

Date: 2015-01-12 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] countess-e.livejournal.com
It is a well-proportioned piece of blingy awesomeness.

Date: 2015-01-12 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you! It was tough to keep it small. I was actually trying to make it about half the size it is, and well, NO. It just wanted to be the size it is. LOL!

Date: 2015-01-13 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pinkrouge.livejournal.com
That is stunningly beautiful! What a lovely gift!

Date: 2015-01-13 12:34 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-01-13 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-thread-lady.livejournal.com
The photos just don't do it justice!

Date: 2015-01-13 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
It was pretty spiffy and sparkly in person, wasn't it?

Thank you!

Date: 2015-01-13 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katanubis.livejournal.com
It's gorgeous!!!

Date: 2015-01-13 01:28 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-01-13 02:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] newgarb.livejournal.com
Unh! Pretty, pretty fan!
::makes grabby hands::

Date: 2015-01-13 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you!

::grabs grabby hands::

Date: 2015-01-13 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravenessdotcom.livejournal.com
Great job! I love how perfectly it goes with her dress! :)

Date: 2015-01-13 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you! It was a complete accident! I only knew her dress was black and gold. I didn't know about the red! It just seemed right.

Date: 2015-01-13 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theladyrebecca.livejournal.com
Wow, that's beautiful! I'm looking forward to your explanatory post!

Date: 2015-01-13 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you! I don't know when I'll make another, but I surely will! I really enjoyed making this one.

Date: 2015-01-13 07:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fittzwm.livejournal.com
That fan is stunning!

Date: 2015-01-13 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you! I had to measure up to your canopy and cookies!

Date: 2015-01-13 12:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com
That fan is so pretty! That is a grand gift indeed!
Go you for sticking to the diet, even away from home!
And I hope a picture or two Pop up of you in the dress, that you like! I want to see!!!!

Date: 2015-01-13 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

I'm still going! No stopping for anything!

Eh, it's just the old dress everyone has seen already-- it's here on LJ, the Yellow Venetian!

Date: 2015-01-14 06:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peryn-wn.livejournal.com
Wow that is insanely gorgeous! (And many congratulations to your friend on her laureling!)
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Date: 2015-01-14 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you! She was glowing with joy the whole time!

Date: 2015-01-16 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sadievale.livejournal.com
Amazingly gorgeous gift, great work!!

Date: 2016-01-02 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
A thank you coming a year late! How did I miss this lovely compliment long ago, before you even knew me? I'm a dork. Thank you, Stephanie!

Date: 2015-02-08 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ljbook-club.livejournal.com

This is super pretty!! Your embriodery is lovely.

Date: 2015-02-08 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! It was a purchased design for my embroidery machine-- I thought it turned out very well!
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