I'm still chiseling away on the soapstone mold. I'm just too picky I guess, but I don't want to turn out crap. I've re-done it at least 3 times now I'm I'm still not satisfied, but I showed it to Geoffry at the last meeting and he said it's fine the way it's turning.
So, Instead of working on it last night again, I decided to turn out a new girdle belt using the real pearls slysidonia gave me a little while back. I think I may take it apart again and re-string it, I want it to have more pearls but still have them look like the focus. I usually use silver instead of gold but thought I should try to make something a little different and wanted to match the lovely necklace that Eleanor gave me as a thank and Sine made.
I finally got some better pictures of the various steps to do the Venetian 'do. My lovely assistant Nikki took the photos for me, which made all the difference in the world (you just can't get decent shots of all angles of your own head). Caveat on the "before" hairstyle in the first 3 shots, this is how it looked after a night of sleeping on it with a little doggy and kitty related tossing and turning. I hadn't realized how far down the crisscrossed braids had fallen (I usually pin them across the top of my head).
Wow, my head is round!