Dressing Ophelia – Complete!

She’s done!  In fact, she’s been done for a week, but I wanted to get a few nice photos.  I had a lot of fun at Mile Hi Con, too, and took home 1st place in the adult category!  Nick and I took these photos yesterday – so Happy Halloween, too!



I did all the beading in about 12 hours total, using about a dozen types of stones and glass: pearls, rose & crystal quartz, aventurine, amazonite, jade, jasper, garnet, labradorite, and others.  I even got to use a friend’s great embroidery machine to add some much needed detail. I still have a little beading to do; my tiny pearls for the sleeves just got in this week.  But overall I’m really thrilled with the outcome and I can’t wait to wear it again!


  1. Quick and Easy Day of the Dead Costumes Said,

    November 3, 2010 @ 10:59 am

    […] for each of us.  With a little coloring, they really popped!  A few flowers borrowed from Ophelia completed our […]

  2. Sophie Said,

    January 26, 2015 @ 6:06 pm

    How did you make the flower crown? I’m trying to recreate your costume, it’s truly beautiful!

  3. Beverly Said,

    February 16, 2015 @ 9:43 am

    They’re actually each separate flower clips – mostly just bobby pins with the flowers wired to them! Easy peasy!

  4. Sophie Said,

    February 27, 2015 @ 12:15 pm

    Thank you! If you have a chance, I would love it if you saw the finished product of my dress. Here is the link I just want to say thank you for sharing how you made the dress. It was sooo helpful!

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    Hi, I'm Beverly! I'm a jewelry artist and designer near Denver, Colorado. I love creativity in all it's myriad forms, and I share it here. I do a little bit of everything: crafting, sewing, jewelry-making, music, graphic design, home decorating, thrifting, and do-it-yourself work, and here's where I share it with the world! Thanks for visiting!

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