|The not so shiny and a start for more not so shiny.|
I am not a shiny person. I like things a little less than shiny, so when I could only find eyelets that were shiny “gold” I was a little disappointed. Caroline, who owns one of the most interesting “craft” stores in Vancouver, suggested soaking the eyelets in vinegar to dull the shines away.
After a week sitting in a tiny ziplock bag, the eyelets are not nearly so bright and the vinegar was lovely blue green. I am sure that there are other ways of doing this and I would love to know more about it but I have to take care of business at the moment. Later for googling around for more information..
About Caroline’s store. Douglas Trading Post is all about bright shiny and over the top. There is a lot more than you see in the store than on the her website. If you had to make wild or traditional costumes, this is one of the two shops in Vancouver, you would have to visit.