First, I had to sand off all that disco bling, and then tear tea died muslin into strips in two widths. Then, starting with the widest width and using fabric draping compound, I wrapped clockwise (so as not to invoke the wrath of Seth), let it set, and then wrapped in the opposite direction with the narrower width. After letting all set and cure, I began working on the edges and bumps with my waxy colored pencils, to create that look of age and dried-up mummy juices. Next, it got coated liberally with my favorite schmutz, Dorland's, allowed to cure, varnished, and sanded, varnished again, and sanded. Then on to a bit of foiling, since gold was put into the wrappings of royal personages. Next, more varnish, and then done.
Or so I thought. I think the bangle is strong enough to stand alone as fashion, but as art, how far do we take ornament? I have set the little Hathor head in a copper bezel with a bit of dangly turquoise on a zig-zag bangle from the thrift (another sign from the Muse, since it echoes the hieroglyph for water). Then, in a fit of charm making, I added a little magnesite nugget to a modern scarab, drilled a fossil crinoid stem, some sponge coral and a fossilized sea skate gill plate, and jumped them to another thrifted bangle. I like each of these components, but should they go together?
Whatcha think? And do those wrappings look as though they had been seeped for a few thousand years in congealed secret mummy embalming fluids? The Mummy Returns! Bwa-ha-ha.