Hmm... On a purely theoretical level, I wonder what "real" drow armor would be made of. Chitin? What with the giant spiders and all, and the entire spider queen thing. Some sort of metal crafted by enslaved duergar? Heh, pretty pointless line of thought I suppose, but still interesting to think about.
Wax hardening is messy but is permanent and doesn't require sealing. It is the old school method and still works. I am not that skilled in that method. I prefer water hardening but I have to use a modern day sealer so that it will retain its shape if it gets wet.
I like the detailing on the ring too...it's pretty and elegant which speaks of the elven elegance compared to the darker, harsh shapes of the twisted dark elven influence...dangerous and deadly..but they're still elves...
Haha! But I am no seamstress or leather-worker...wish I had such skills! But mine are mostly gathered items pieced together, but I'm glad you like them! My man did get a sewing machine for Christmas and I got an airbrush so we'll have to see when the weather gets better what new things we can create lol