Today is the first day of The Fourth Annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge
(http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/challenges/IRCC2014/IRCC4-2014.htm). I am very enthusiastic about the challenge, but I have had a really nasty virus for the last couple of days which is making me extremely tired and miserable. Just so I could have the satisfaction of imagining that I started the challenge in the way in which I want to continue, I spent twenty minutes or so beading a new necklace in my heraldic colours. The purple beads are glass, and the pearl beads are baroque freshwater pearls. The beads are strung on tiger-tail beading wire, which I like for its strength and durability. All from stash, too.
Pearls go with any sixteenth century ensemble, so will be useful for the styles that I usually wear; mainly English and Italian.
Now, back to bed for me!