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DEPOSIT- $100 PAID 4/18
(Balance is the amount for the listing)


So decadent, it's like your own little golden tribal fusion cake. :) This listing is for the belt only (see last photo).

Where to begin? The base is made with a pale gold silk paisley, scalloped tea stained lace, and the most gorgeous gold beaded trim I've ever seen! Which is of course, dripping with oodles of gold teardrop lucite "crystals". I also added alternating small and large tribal buttons (authentic of course!) a row of rhinestone chain, and a strand of matte gold sequins. The centerpiece in the back is made from an antique pearl and rhinestone brooch, and three vintage pearl dangles. At the front are two large gold teardrop sequin and rhinestone patches imported from India. Under each of those is a swag of Kuchi chain fringe. I did not add any chains to this piece, as I worry they may get tangled in the beads, but if you really want some, we can try to figure something out.

The belt has two large gold finish D-rings in the front, which will need to be tied together with a piece of ribbon, trim, a shawl, etc. I've left the front patches unattached so I can fit the belt perfectly to its new owner! It will fit any hips from 36-44 inches. Please give me your high hip measurement when ordering. (This is where the belt would sit on your hips, and make sure your tape is parallel to the floor.) The belt is fully lined, and built to last! I try to attach embellishments by more than one method whenever possible. But please be cautious while transporting, storing, and cleaning it! :) I recommend air drying and spot cleaning with soap and water ONLY.

And what better to go with your cake belt than the Creme Brulee bra, available here:

The headpiece and necklace in the photo have sold, but if you would like to add a similar one to your order, let me know! :)

If your hips are smaller, and you really really want this belt, please contact me and I'll see if I can resize it for you or make a custom order. Bear in mind all of my pieces are one-of-a-kind, so it will be made similar materials but different.

Shipping includes tracking + insurance- domestic and international. On international orders, you may downgrade to first class only, but I can't be responsible for lost packages, so choose at your own risk! :) I will refund any overages of postage, as international rates can vary, so I estimate high.

Meet the owner of theverdantmuse

Learn more about the shop and process
Jillian Ordes-Finley

Frequently asked questions about theverdantmuse

-Why is there no size small? The medium can easily be taken in at the waist elastic on any pair of M/L and then fit a small, just message me first. :)
-What about XXXL and larger? I don't make these sizes in ready to wear, but just about any size can be made to order, feel free to ask! Most saris are about 5 yards, which is plenty to work with!
-Do you take custom orders? Kinda sorta.. I order vintage saris so I'm limited to what suppliers have. Sometimes I find the perfect sari only to receive it and have it be stiff, scratchy, tearing, or otherwise unusable (even after talking with suppliers to prevent this problem :/). If you can keep an open mind to colors & patterns let's talk!
CUSTOM WORK is temporarily on hiatus, as I am likely to be moving away from full-time costuming. But, in my free time I plan to build up stock for occasional vending and love hearing requests on what you all wanna see in the shop and my vendor booth.

If you have a project with no deadline, or a very far off one (6 months or more), please feel free to send me a proposal, including:
-your name
-date your piece(s) would be needed
-what pieces and how many, ideas and design parameters

Read my full custom policies here before sending request: http://theverdantmuse.com/infoandupdates/

Please note that the average belt & bra set costs $700-750, and $600 is my minimum, and I'm not currently taking custom orders on small items.
Costume items should be spot cleaned ONLY and stored/transported with caution. You may hand wash them very gently and only occasionally. Please DO NOT dry clean them. :)

Vintage sari pants should be washed on the gentle cycle or hand washed in cold water + vinegar to prevent bleeding, and hung to dry. Portable steamers work great for removing any wrinkles, but they can also be ironed on med high heat (steam is ok).

Items made with new fabric (velvet skirts, stretch material & new silky prints) can be laundered as usual, though washing in cold water and hanging to dry is best.
If you are requesting an item or wish to reserve an item please be prepared to make a (25% or more, non-refundable) deposit/payment first. I cannot hold it for you until you can, apologies! :)

Once payments begin, you will have 90 DAYS by default to pay off your order, but be sure to CONTACT ME if you need an extension. This job is still my full time gig at the moment, and I just can't afford to wait, apologies!
I do my best to make pieces as well as possible, but sometimes rings open, fabric tears, strands break, rhinestones fall out, the world is an imperfect place. I love the opportunity to fix things and make them right if things go awry. I'll charge a reasonable rate for fixes (minor ones are free) if you pay the shipping both ways. If it's my mistake, I'll cover all the expenses. I stand by my work and my reputation! :)

RESERVED For Laura- Tribal Fusion Bellydance Belt- Gateau D'or- Custom Fit L to XL


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: tribal silver, lace, beaded trim, antique jewelry, sequin patch
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 478 reviews
  • Favorited by: 38 people