So yesterday I went to the mall to get some more supplies. One indispensable store that you should NOT overlook for materials, equipment, etc. is the dollar store. A few weeks ago, I walked in there and ended up getting two leather belts which I thought I might be able to use as straps for the breastplate. These were genuine leather (ok, maybe with a not-so-genuinely-leather core…) and only cost–that’s right–$1! I also got needlenose pliers (which I’ve been using to dabble in chain mail and to make the darts in the armor) as well as a sewer’s tape measure kit.
Ah, the wonders of $1 shopping…
So as I was saying, I went there yesterday again. I got more belts. They’re all black leather with simple, silver-colored belt-buckles. Actually, they look very “renaissance-ish”, if I do say so myself.
How many, you ask? Well, I bought 8. They’re all the same, and that was after quite a bit of searching through their stockpile! So, I’m quite confident that I’ve completely depleted that store of these things. The guy behind the counter gave me such an odd look when I walked up to him to pay.
Finally beginning to put stuff up for sale on Etsy. Be sure to check it out!