I was getting discouraged by my low-level sewing skills, when I decided to take out some stuff from the Utena costume I made last year. This is a jewel for Utena (left) and one for my Skuld costume (right). They are both made of a smooth styrofoam ball covered with mod podge. The difference is I used paperclay for Utena's and painted it. I used yellow sculpey for Skuld's. Also the paint job on Skuld's ball is better.
So I improved somewhere!