Eowyn's Medallion Belts
About the Belts
Originally we though that Eowyn just had one medallion belt that she swapped around and that it was made from a mix of gold and silver. We now know that there are two belts. One of gold; one of silver. (This is confirmed in an interview with the jeweler.)
Both belts are a set of medallions joined with two links on each side. The front center medallion is larger and a different pattern than the sides. The belts sit on the upper hip, slightly higher in back. In front, it forms a low point. It is assumed that the belt fastens in back like most of the LOTR belts.
The belts are held in place with very thin belt guides at the side. These belts do not have a metal front tail. However, the gold belt has a single fabric tail. The belt hides a waist seam in most cases.
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The Belt Pattern
Version 2.0, as of July 2004
The center medallion looks to be about 3" and the side ones 2 1/2". Both styles are make from 3 layers. It starts on a flat base and then there are metal wire loops and balls that layer upward for a 3-D effect.
Note: the patterns are not to scale. They are large to show the design. Reduce them using photo editing software or a copier.
Thank you to Mirjana for Version 2 of the belt medallions. Her scrapbook entry <here>
Making the belt
The belt can be make out of a number of products. On the low end, the backs can be made from plastic or fun form. Beyond that they can be cut from tin or even cast. The top layers could also be made of the foam, but would look better made of wire. To get the twists, it would be better to have a jewlry jig (one of those peg boards for twisting wire). If you don't have a jig, hammer nails in wood .
Check out the Human Scrapbook to read up on how others have made the belt.
This page was last updated 04/22/08