Whoopeedoo! A new setting!
Wonkily asymmetrical. With "gems' of four different sizes including new extra-large ones!
It reminds me of those planetary charts in school where the stars are aligned thus, the name.
I made A Galaxy Of Ruby Stars to be worn long or at a medium length to show the "gems" off but...
...it looks just as drama-mama worn short.
I love it! Definitely making more in the same setting.
The "rubies" are cut from this cute 100% cotton abstract heart-print soft-furnishings fabric from Ikea. Not the usual Marimekko fabric that I use but just as pretty.
A Galaxy Of Ruby Stars has been given as a gift to the lovely Angela at Leeloo for being such a fantastic "den mother"!
4All pieces are 100% handstitched with loads of love
4Each piece is a one-off - no two pieces of The Empress Dowager's New Jewels are the same
4"Gem" size (from the smallest to the biggest): 2cm, 2.5cm, 4.5cm and 6.5cm
4From the first "gem" on the left to the last one on the right: 41cm
4Length of ribbon-tie: 38cm on each side
4AU$55.00 - cheap for a quality one-of-a-kind handmade piece compared to those mass-produced chainstore trinkets!