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Signal Boost: sale [Oct. 17th, 2010|10:48 am]
Hair Toys


A friend of mine, guendalina is having a sale


among other things she makes truly beautiful jeweled snoods. (hair nets, crispinets, snoods, whatever you call them) and she has dropped her prices back to pre 2001 prices.

i own a LOT of her snoods, they hang beautifully and wear extremely well.

[User Picture]From: katrina_splat
2010-10-17 03:31 pm (UTC)
I wish there were some pictures, the products page doesn't seem to work on her website :(
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[User Picture]From: fabricdragon
2010-10-17 03:38 pm (UTC)
its down again?
try this
the snood at the right hand side of the page? thats one of mine. looks better in person, but at least its a picture. that one is amber beads on black if i recall.
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[User Picture]From: fabricdragon
2010-10-17 03:39 pm (UTC)
the one on the right further down? thats multi colored pearls on gold, gets the "wow" factor every time.
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[User Picture]From: katrina_splat
2010-10-17 03:41 pm (UTC)
Silly question....but is it just the woven bits or is it lined with fabric? I'm a snood newb. I found a few more pics on her facebook page if anyone's interested: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lady-Guendalinas-Closet/261924075098
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[User Picture]From: fabricdragon
2010-10-17 03:45 pm (UTC)
the white fabric snood underneath is a separate item. you see, i took the photos i pointed to, and i have dark hair. while they show up very well *in person* they did not show up in photos, so we put them over a white fabric snood.

she makes the crochet style netted snoods. if you do not wear a fabric under layer your hair will show.

incidentally, she strings the beads on the cord and THEN crochets them, these beads do not pop off, i have some that are over 15 years old and not one missing bead. cheaper versions have the beads sewn on sometimes, and those "shed" beads.
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[User Picture]From: katrina_splat
2010-10-17 03:46 pm (UTC)
Oh yep I could tell you have black hair I wasn't sure the bonnet thingy came with or was seperate. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: fabricdragon
2010-10-17 03:52 pm (UTC)
nod, i bought a couple of fabric snoods from . umm. well that was either Tznius dot com, or veiledbydesign dot com...

two piece hijabs (Muslim womans hair and neck covering) make very useful underlayers and fabric snoods... and good weather protection in winter.
and help photographs of crochet snoods.lol

its not jus you, though. when you do a search on "snood" you come up with everything from a wisp of lace and crochet, to something i would properly call a "bonnet". the religious use the term for any hair covering that isnt a "hat" so it gets used rather widely.

in the SCA or rennaisance fair community it *usually* means a net work hair covering.

one of those terms that gets used widely, always best to check! i have seen some sites where the net is in fact sewn onto the solid underlayer, so its a perfectly good question.

Guen is from the SCA/REenn community side of things, and her snoods are crochet and open work, you provide your own underlayer.

sorry for the confusion!
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[User Picture]From: katrina_splat
2010-10-17 03:55 pm (UTC)
Cool thanks for all the info! I'm in Australia and the only local medieval faire (we don't call them Ren fairs for some reason) seems to get cancelled every second year because they lose money >.>. I've never seen any snoods, and I envy all the hairbraiders that turn up in the US because I've never seen any professional braiders here at all! Ah envy :P. Thanks again :).
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[User Picture]From: fabricdragon
2010-10-17 04:11 pm (UTC)
ah? You should look into the SCA then, you would like it i think.

the Aussie contingent shows up every year for Pennsic (a big SCA/medieval event here in the states)
i know there is a large SCA group in Australia, but i also know that geographically you could still be far away, its a big country.

i believe you would be in Lochac (the SCA is divided into Kingdoms, Lochac is Australia, New Zealand, and parts of antartica)
go there for basic information

Your kingdom seneschal (chief bureaucrat) is Master Bartholomew Baskin (Peter Hyde)
+64-3-384-5137; seneschal@lochac.sca.org

for reference, i am in the United States, on the east coast, in Philadelphia.
mid Atlantic to North is the SCA's East Kingdom
Philadelphia is the "Barony of Bhakail"

good luck!
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[User Picture]From: katrina_splat
2010-10-17 03:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this, I will pass the word around and hopefully you'll get them sold ASAP!
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[User Picture]From: fabricdragon
2010-10-17 03:47 pm (UTC)
good! poor guen has been having a really tough year, and could use a good sale.but i wouldnt pass it on if the product wasnt good.
she makes a GREAT quality snood.

(shameless plug)
and just remember, if you want beads she doesnt have in stock, i sell beads!
i usually trade her beads for snoods, i am SUCH a junkie for hair toys
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