Bluebeard’s Princess Mirabella Martina (she told me that was her name, seems she’s a fan of Chatelaine) is finished!
Photographed in natural light. I still think it washed the fabric out a little bit. *sigh* Enough already next time she gets a photo shot will be when she’s framed.
I did take some close ups of the mirror (thanks everyone for the input).
(photo taken inside) I ended up having to use the plastic frame that with the mirror. I cut off the thread that was covering it and redid it with the gold Krenik braid that was used in the crown at the top of the piece. I used a blanket stitch all the way around. I couldn’t make the mirror work using the shisha technique. I’m pretty sure that was due to the thickness of the mirror. I toyed with the idea of adding a chain stitch around the mirror and then embellishing that with more beads but dh said it was good the way it was, and I agreed.
A better shot of the mirror, sorry no flash on the Krenik, but you know IRL it flashes.
And one last shot that I loved. Dappled in the sunlight coming through the dinning room window.