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One down, one to go! Not the most accurate of tudor jewels, but I think it’s very pretty and will compliment the beading on the dress. I picked up jump rings and clasps the other day, which I have to attach before I can actually call this done, but it’s pretty close! 

Once these are finished I just have cuffs and a french hood left to make. It’s going to be so weird to have this project done. 

As some of you may know, I’ve recently not been feeling so well. However, when I realized that today is Menstrual Hygiene Day, I mustered up my strength to finish this piece so I could post it.

So here it is: a menstrual pad I cross stitched and beaded. Talking about menstruation is important, and what with the recent lifting of the tax on tampons and menstrual products, I got inspired.

Available here:
www.etsy.com/listing/235091479/menstrual-pad-beaded-embroidery

DMC thread, pink Aida cloth, glass beads and ornate frame, 2015.

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ITS ALL IN THE DETAILS: 1880s Dress

Here are the last few images of the 1880s purple dress. Love the beading at the cuffs and at the hem of the skirt. This piece is so rich in detail and color. Enjoy!

Bodice, ca. 1880s, silk, L 31.5in. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Gift of Mrs. John Veach, N0204.1940a.

Skirt, ca. 1880, silk, L: 43in. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Gift of Mrs. John Veach, N0204.1940b.