So I've finally gotten back around to working on painting up my (human-scale) lifesize Neytiri bust and I'm starting to think about accessories.
I want a choker for her, but given it's simplicity, I refuse to pay the price for the Noble Collection one (plus I really don't like the stones they've used).
So, after a bit of Google-fu, I figures out how to braid/knot the hemp for the main band. Prototype in rough jute, just to see if I DID have it right:
The bottom piece was my first attempt (and is what most Avatar fans have made online). The top piece, try 2, however is far more screen-accurate and matches what they've done for the official prop replica.
Now, while I crack on with further prototypes, but before the FINAL piece, what I'd like opinions on is this:
Is the main band made from hemp, waxed linen thread, or leather thonging?