Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Belly Dance Cane & Silk Veil

So for our Egyptian dance we use a cane. Our instructor told us to decorate the handle part of the cane. So of course I had to bling mine out! It took me about three hours to make. The adhesive I used is Bond 520, I bought a pack of different size jewels from Michael's. One pack in crystal and one in multi color. I sat there with my tweezers and one by one got each stone glued in place. I really like the way it looks, specially the K initial I added. That is my favorite part.

A pretty dazzling personalized cane!

This is how my cane was given to me, just wrapped in gold foil...BORING!


This is my cane after I bedazzled the heck out of it...hehehe.

                                      








As for the veil, it is a new one I just got custom made by Sonya from Expressions. It is a 3-yds x 45" rectangle in 5mm habotai silk. She is great and does amazing work. All her work is hand made and she was fast and so helpful in designing my veil. I love the grey tentacles and the different blues. I already used it at a performance and it looked so beautiful as it flowed through the air. It also matched my belly dance outfit very well ;)



I absolutely recommend her for any customized veils, scarfs, etc. Amazing what she can do with her skill!

Thanks Sonya!!

4 comments:

It's Jenn! said...

Beautiful and so sparkly! LOVE IT! I've been taking belly dancing fitness classes and have a newfound appreciation for those who can perform doing.....I can't even shimmy and walk at the same time!

Katherine Minsky said...

Cool! I love to hear of others belly dancing. I always say all those shimmies, isolations, snake arms, it all takes practice. I love my belly dancing classes and performances so much fun and a great way to work out. Keep practicing and soon you will be walking and shimming at the same time :)

Anna said...

I am in the UK and have been Belly dancing for a year now. We have our first 'show' just for friends and family in May. We are doing a stick dance and I have spent all morning trying to find someone who had made their own stick. Thanks for the ideas.

I have used a cane and pushed part of a metal coat hanger into one end, and bent it to shape ( and glued it into place using PVA glue). Then I have paper mash-aid over the top of the hook. It is drying now. I will decorate it next weekend. Thanks for the ideas.

Katherine Minsky said...

Anna,

I am glad you got inspired! I hope your cane came out great...keep on shimmying girl!!