Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mary Stuart's Black Pearls

This is our beautiful queen, Mary Queen of Scots:

She, along with all of her retainers, strive for as much historical authenticity as is reasonably doable in the 21st century, and I think everyone looks amazing.  One thing I think she needs, however, is a replica of the black pearls the real Mary is wearing in this portrait:

Mary had many other jewels, but I think this will do for starters...as soon as I can manage to estimate how many pearls I need to get for this extreme opera-length strand and the headpiece, as well as the pear-shaped earrings.  

No, silly, not real pearls.  She's not a real queen. :)

1 comment:

  1. I bought 200 12 mm pearls. Now to find time to knot 'em. :)