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After the bacon jalapeno popper egg rolls, I had a TON of egg roll wrappers left over. I love all the fun plays on egg rolls, like avocado egg rolls, taco egg rolls, and the popper egg rolls, but I do adore the traditional Chinese egg rolls. There is just something about all of the fresh vegetables and ground pork or shrimp wrapped in a crispy fried egg roll wrapper.  Add hot Chinese mustard, and it's just HAPPY.  But what I was really craving was Chinese egg rolls with an extra ingredient - bean thread. I had them once before at some restaurant, I don't even remember where, or when...

Day 14 - Sunday

It was with GREAT relief that I finished the hair forms today, now I have a chance at finishing the costume in time.

The making of the hair forms.

In the evening, I worked on the placard a bit more. The grey embroidery is really embroidery thread that's been chain stitched with a crochet hook, and then sewn on.  The gold embroidery is also chain stitch. I sewed layers of tulle over it to dim the shine a bit.

I wasn't sure where to start with the armbands. I knew I wasn't going to be able to buy any that would work, and I couldn't make them out of polymer clay. I ordered heavy aluminum, and decided to try making them from scratch.

The jewelry pieces were made from polymer clay; I happened to have silver in my bucket o clay.  I was originally debating on making them from the aluminum, but that seemed like it wouldn't be substantial enough, and would leave seams if I bent the aluminum or used multiple layers.  I rolled out the clay fairly thin, cut the shape while looking at the picture of the original jewelry on my laptop, and then smoothed and shaped it as best I could.


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