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Nordic Gnome
Minnesota Renaissance Festival – 2015
Concept

The Nordic Gnome was based on a traditional Norwegian bunad.  The actress wanted to incorporate the traditional Saami colors of red, golden yellow, grass green and blue.  We opted for black over blue to make her character less ostentatious and more in keeping with the appropriate tones for the setting.

This concept did not end up being made as the actress opted not to work with our cast at that time.  

“Tourmaline Dream”
Design for Gail Be Designs – 2015
Concept, Draping, Fabrication, Photography

The tourmaline dream was a design that I had been working on in my spare moments at Gail’s studio, and one day she said she had “seen it in a dream” and we needed to make it.  So I set to work with her occasional input and created this gown, with the help of some seriously skilled bead artists.  The design was meant to be fun and flirty – glamorous without being too overbearing.  The same design was copied over in 3 additional colors: navy, black and ivory.