Monday, October 3, 2011
I dub thee Queen of the Amazing .....You!
Crowns and Tiaras are one of my favorite creations. We are all so totally unique and wonderful. We deserve to be given the royal treatment. When someone else purchases a crown for you, well, that is one of the highest compliments you can receive. I'm surprised at how many crowns I sell in my Etsy shop. It warms my heart to work with those clients. Here are a few that I've sold this year. I have more in my shop, and there are a few currently in the works.
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I had been working with one of those amazing "queens" when she purchased my Goddess of the Garden Tiara Extraodinaire.
My client is as colorful and fun as the crown she wears. We worked on a matching apron. I enjoy the collaborative process so much! My clients always bring a fresh point of view to my work.
Well, back to the tiaras and crowns....
I hope to have a tutorial up soon on a tiara like this.
I created these as an homage to the quirky traits in all of us. I am both a drama queen and a romantic all in one.
When I first began making tiaras had specific women in mind. These are our "mothers, (see the crown on the top of this post), those lovely givers of all things good and happy, (see the Queen of the Kitchen Crown" and the young women who are just beginning to realize their honored place in our world.
I just couldn't forget the guys. One is for your hot, sexy man, one for the Dad of the Year, and the last was actually designed by a mom I worked with. We made two crowns, one for each of her wonderful boys. Another fun project!
I hope you enjoyed my crowns and tiaras. I found a lovely book which celebrates contemporary crown makers. Its called "Crowns and Tiaras" by Kerri Judd and Danyel Montecinos.
My latest tiara is dedicated to the hopeless romantic in all of us. Its called Once Upon a Time-
I will be adding a quick tutorial on my next tiara. Take a look at my shop to see what I currently have for sale..."Naughty or Nice" and "Countess of Comfort and Joy", both perfect for the holidays. Take one to your next holiday party and let the hostess know that she is really the mostest!