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Sultana - Victorian Orientalist inspired brooch/fascinator

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Description

This combination brooch/fascinator was inspired by an antique Stereoscope card entitled "A Sultana of the Alhambra." Reclining on elegant cushions in true Orientalist fashion is a young lady in frothy white garb, surrounded in opulent textiles and drapery suggesting the interior of a royal tent.

A brassy, domed Turkoman button evokes the Middle Eastern desert. The rich textiles in the card are referenced by a ruffle of translucent ribbon along with dual stripes of velvet ribbon. Vintage metal gears pick up on the brass theme, and sequins reflect the light. Embroidered on the surface are freshwater and glass pearls, Czech glass, and seed beads of various colors. A swag of brass chain echos the drapery in the scene and several beaded dangles add motion. Inspired by the faded palette of the Stereoscope card, tones of brass, sepia, cream, ivory, and caramel predominate.

Each bead was meticulously hand-sewn unto a base of brown suede. It features both a pin back and an alligator clip so it can adorn your clothing and/or hair. It is backed in black eco-felt which is created from recycled plastic bottles.

Photographs cannot adequately capture the real luster of the pearls, the shimmer of the ribbon ruffle, the muted glow of brass, and all the detailed beadwork of this piece. It's much more lovely in person. It would make a fabulous addition to the headdress or costume of a vintage- or Victorian-inspired Tribal Fusion bellydancer.

measurements • brooch/hair clip is about 2.5" wide by 1.5" tall (not including the beaded dangles)

materials • suede, Turkoman button, vintage watch gears, ribbon (grosgrain, velvet, translucent), sequins, beads, pearls (freshwater & glass), chain, eco-felt, pin back, alligator clip
This combination brooch/fascinator was inspired by an antique Stereoscope card entitled "A Sultana of the Alhambra." Reclining on elegant cushions in true Orientalist fashion is a young lady in frothy white garb, surrounded in opulent textiles and drapery suggesting the interior of a royal tent.

A brassy, domed Turkoman button evokes the Middle Eastern desert. The rich textiles in the card are referenced by a ruffle of translucent ribbon along with dual stripes of velvet ribbon. Vintage metal gears pick up on the brass theme, and sequins reflect the light. Embroidered on the surface are freshwater and glass pearls, Czech glass, and seed beads of various colors. A swag of brass chain echos the drapery in the scene and several beaded dangles add motion. Inspired by the faded palette of the Stereoscope card, tones of brass, sepia, cream, ivory, and caramel predominate.

Each bead was meticulously hand-sewn unto a base of brown suede. It features both a pin back and an alligator clip so it can adorn your clothing and/or hair. It is backed in black eco-felt which is created from recycled plastic bottles.

Photographs cannot adequately capture the real luster of the pearls, the shimmer of the ribbon ruffle, the muted glow of brass, and all the detailed beadwork of this piece. It's much more lovely in person. It would make a fabulous addition to the headdress or costume of a vintage- or Victorian-inspired Tribal Fusion bellydancer.

measurements • brooch/hair clip is about 2.5" wide by 1.5" tall (not including the beaded dangles)

materials • suede, Turkoman button, vintage watch gears, ribbon (grosgrain, velvet, translucent), sequins, beads, pearls (freshwater & glass), chain, eco-felt, pin back, alligator clip

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(45)
Reviewed by shea
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 2, 2018
Amazingly gorgeous art work!!!! So happy I purchased this bracelet! Fast shipping and great communication! Thank you!!
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Reviewed by Courtney
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 9, 2017
This beautiful big top necklace greeted me when I got home from work today and I can't stop staring at it. It's perfect! Thanks for the pin too :)
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Reviewed by Penelope Moore
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 29, 2016
FAB piece of work love it completely :O)
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Reviewed by laurence888
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 31, 2014
thanks so much !!!
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If you need to use a different form of payment, for example a money order or cashier's check, please send me an Etsy conversation and I'd be glad to discuss alternate forms of payment with you. Please note that I am only able to accept money orders or cashier's checks for US residents.

Returns & exchanges

At this time, I am not offering refunds or exchanges due to the unique nature of the items. If by some chance though you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me right away and I will certainly try to see what I can do to rectify the situation.

Shipping policies

I typically ship items on Wednesdays or Thursdays, but I will always try my best to get items shipped within 2 business days after the date of payment. I will ship to the mailing address listed on the PayPal invoice unless specifically requested otherwise. If the item needs to be shipped to an alternate address, please include it in the notes to seller section upon check-out.

My smaller jewelry items are shipped in a jewelry box which is adorned with beautiful yarn and/or ribbon making it suitable to give as a gift. This box is then placed in a padded envelope for shipping. Larger items, including most leather craft pieces, are wrapped securely in bubble-wrap and shipped in a small box. ACEOs are shipped in a clear plastic sleeve for protection and display purposes. I try to use recycled bubble-wrap and other packing materials if I am able to do so.

For Domestic (US) orders, I will ship via First Class USPS mail. Insurance is recommended for items over $20.00 US, please contact me if you would like to insure your package or if you would like expedited shipping. On some items, the shipping price already includes insurance for domestic packages, please view the item's description for more information as to if insurance is already accounted for in the shipping costs. International orders are shipped via First Class Airmail, and unfortunately insurance is not available for international orders.
I typically ship items on Wednesdays or Thursdays, but I will always try my best to get items shipped within 2 business days after the date of payment. I will ship to the mailing address listed on the PayPal invoice unless specifically requested otherwise. If the item needs to be shipped to an alternate address, please include it in the notes to seller section upon check-out.

My smaller jewelry items are shipped in a jewelry box which is adorned with beautiful yarn and/or ribbon making it suitable to give as a gift. This box is then placed in a padded envelope for shipping. Larger items, including most leather craft pieces, are wrapped securely in bubble-wrap and shipped in a small box. ACEOs are shipped in a clear plastic sleeve for protection and display purposes. I try to use recycled bubble-wrap and other packing materials if I am able to do so.

For Domestic (US) orders, I will ship via First Class USPS mail. Insurance is recommended for items over $20.00 US, please contact me if you would like to insure your package or if you would like expedited shipping. On some items, the shipping price already includes insurance for domestic packages, please view the item's description for more information as to if insurance is already accounted for in the shipping costs. International orders are shipped via First Class Airmail, and unfortunately insurance is not available for international orders.

Additional policies

Depending upon my schedule, I may be able to do the occasional custom order. Please send me an Etsy conversation to see if I can accommodate your custom order.

Sultana - Victorian Orientalist inspired brooch/fascinator

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: turkoman button, turkman button, seed beads, glass pearls, freshwater pearls, sequins, velvet ribbon, grosgrain ribbon, brass gears, brass chain, pin back, alligator clip, felt
  • Feedback: 45 reviews
  • Favorited by: 30 people
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