Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Steam Punk tiara

This is my entry for the Vintaj January competition,
the theme is Ice crystals.. gorgeous!

Do go and vote for your favourite piece, the vote is only on this week though... new theme next month!

My new year resolution is to enter every month!

I absolutely love the colour and quality of the vintaj filligree and findings, I think I shall use them in a project for the next Tiara book, maybe with deep red or pink crystals.....

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Just popped to Nottingham Trent University to have a look at Jenny Tiramani's micro exhibition of Elizabethan costumes from her time at The Globe.

The event, from 1 December to 21 January 2009 in the 1851 Gallery, features 3 complete costumes along with original 17th Century clothing artefacts and glimpses into the elaborate process of dressing the actors.

A costume and stage designer for more than 30 years and a graduate of Nottingham Trent University’s Theatre Design course, Jenny Tiramani is a major name in the world of theatre. She won the coveted Laurence Olivier Award for Best Costume Design (Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s Globe) in 2003 and was a co-recipient for the Sam Wanamaker Award for Contribution to Shakespeare in Performance in 2007.

The exhibition is fascinating as all costumes can be seen up close and personal and every stitch has been put in by hand!! the video of an actor doing a "quick change" is interesting too!