I couldn’t help but add a few more little bits to my 12th nite outfit. First, some new pearl-drop earrings because all my 16th-century-esque ones are gold-based. That took about 10 minutes.
Then, a silver, black, & pearl girdle. I had bought this silver beaded necklace on eBay to use for parts — look at those big, fat, filigree beads! All for eight bucks, more than enough for a girdle. I added black glass beads from The Stash & some glass pearls that didn’t make it onto the gown itself.
I may use this black enamel & pearl cross brooch at the center-front point of the bodice, where the girdle ends. When I first got it off eBay, I’d planned to wear it a the neck of the bodice & have several silver & pearl necklaces hook over it a la the Isabella de Medici portrait. I’ll probably fuss with it on the day of the event.