CaptainB

Trade Beads & Hair/Bandana Dangles

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The Dangles are nice..Eye use them sorts for decoration in my living room off a lamp..

Eye like the idea of a puca shell on the end..first time eye have seen that.. Well Done!

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CaptainB, I should like to know how I may come to own one of the bone and blue "debate beads".

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I make strands o' traders beads & hair/bandana dangles (much like what Cap'n Sparrow wore). It started simply as a way ta add a touch o' color to me garb, but has thus become a hypnotic way ta spend the evening (with a glass o' rum o' course). I have a few examples to share (others have been traded off, or are locked in me garb trunk). Opinions greatly appreciated.

beads.JPG This is the five I had on hand today (showin' a mate who wants a strand or three)

Closer up on the best three:

blue+1.jpg That be a Cowry shell at the end, Blue Agate, Hematite discs, and carved bone tubes, all on hemp cord.

green+1.jpg Another Cowry, Glass beads, Tigers Eye, and Hematite spheres, on hemp.

tiger1.jpg Again with the Cowry, more Tigers Eye, and Polished Jasper, all on hemp twine.

Iffin' ye want to see a few o' my more exotic strands (the ones with no Cowry shell ends, I'll be happy ta post them as well.)

In addition to the trader's beads, and hair dangles, I also make strands ta decorate mugs an' tankards!

These are lovely! Little details like this just make such a difference to the total look. How do you get the cord to stay in your hair? I've made something like this for my son's Jack Sparrow costume (after POTC 1 he wanted to do that for Halloween) and attaching them to his wig drove me nuts. In retrospect, I should have sewn them to the bandanna, perhaps. But he was happy and actually quite delighted to win a prize for his costume at his Cub Scout Halloween party (and so was his mamma!) Heck, I even got the little dude into eyeliner biggrin.gif

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Now back to "how beautiful the beads and dangles" of CaptainB look (with all do respect ;)) They are really beautiful you are very talented ,and I know what you mean about obsession I've made the the bandana and hair dangles for my husb Jack Sparrow costume and being a tribal bellydancer I do adore some dangles in my hair , but much like Lady Barbosa said they do hit you in the face (and those shells can hurt) so I put the long heavy one in the back of my hair or I braid them , and short more delicate ones in the side framing the face ...

PS : thank you for keeping a space in here for us "non perfect pyrates re-enacting ppl" LOL but we do enjoy learning ;)

Oh, I missed Lady Barbosa's post about them hitting you in the face! Thanks for the reminder, as I was thinking of making a bunch of these for my belly dance girlfriends, too. And I think putting them in the back of the head sounds like a good idea, the brain is working on ways to build these into a barrette now (yet another project!wacko.gif)

One of the beautiful things about this Pub is the fact that there's such a great range from authentic to creative. It's such a rich medium for creativity _and_ research!biggrin.gif

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Chrispy - DARN IT! I can't disagree with you here. Shucks. Catch you later on another form. :huh:

And I.. Umm.. Aw hell.. I like your silly hat. :blink:

Jendobyns - I had some huge issues with 'eating beads' as I sword fought so I put more things on my sash. Then they wrapped around the sword as it came up. So.. My modifications included feathers and light weight things on the front braids or longer braids. Heavier things on shorter braids and behind the others. One of our Gypsies at the renfest one year, made me a wired ear cuff out of copper wire and little glass beads as well as a single silver feather. It was such a precious gift and she wanted me to wear it with my outfit. She picked the beads and colours for Charity. But it kept getting pulled off my ear so after it got pulled off again and fell under the car (Had to send a minion under for it) I asked her permission and once received, wrapped the copper around the one braid (tucking the copper end in the braid) and it stays nicely. Makes the braid a bit stiff at the end but works on the decrease in swing.

As to 'value'. My character is an ex-noble (bitter and jilted) so it is decoration. I also don't have pierced ears so the 'pretties' have to go somewhere.

And the kids love 'em!! I tend to encourage them to 'move' a bit if I am trying to make eye contact with the kids. It keeps them locked long enough for me to reach into my pouch or mini treasure chest to get out a 'gift' to start their own treasures with.

And my dear Captain B. I do hope our paths cross. That would be delightful. Keep up the wonderful work.

Until next time.

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Chrispy -- PM me and mayhap we can work a deal...

Jendibyns -- I use a simple slipknot that can be adjusted fer various thicknesses o' locks.

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I just got some of Captain B's beads and they are excellent quality! Carved bone, tiger eye, agate, carved black lava, hematite, Excellent stuff, Thanks!

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Cannibal Chrispy -

Any photos of the dangley thingys?

Jas. Hook B)

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Yes, but I got in trouble last time i posted pics of my dangly thingy,

(Laughs)

There are pics earlier in this thred.

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Yes, but I got in trouble last time i posted pics of my dangly thingy,

(Laughs)

There are pics earlier in this thred.

How many times must I tell you that if you let dangly bits hang too long and try to fight, they just swing and get in the way...? Darn it man!!

B)

Which pics are the pics of the ones you bought? I see the original shots he posted but which ones did you get?

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tuppeny worth ... I like beads and they looks nice CaptainB. Good on yer! I be a bit o' a peacock and likes to have all sorts round me.

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