14 December 2012

Empressive Tiaras

Old World Empress Tiara
 I love antique stores, and I can't say no when I see sparkly old brooches and earrings. My sister found these for me in an antique store in Seattle, and they sat around for awhile until I had the time to start making tiaras again! The central piece is a rhinestone brooch in a beautiful star burst design. The solid rhinestone circular pieces to either side are clip-on earrings. The base of the tiara is a rhinestone necklace. All the pieces are older, maybe some from over 50 years ago, I'd guess. They are all unmarked costume jewelry pieces.

The tiara sparkles beautifully in the light, and is the most classical Empress-style tiara I've ever made. It's perfect for weddings.

Flower Fairy Tiara
 I love these acrylic pink flower beads, and I made a large flower tiara using them. Pink is a girl's color, and for good reason! It's a very girly floral tiara perfect for weddings or even for the flower girl to wear!

13 December 2012

It's Christmas. Let's be crazy!

 It's Christmas, and being around family sucks! So, the only thing left to do is be CRAZY! Wear Christmas in your hair. And what the heck, wear christmas accessories in July. Whatever.

I finally had some free time after my college quarter finals, so I went nuts and crafted some large and attention-getting Christmas hair accessories.

Poinsettia hair comb
Craft stores have a huge supply of glittery stuff, and I always go crazy and buy a bunch a stuff whenever I'm in a craft store. Luckily, all that gaudy glittery stuff comes in handy at Christmastime, where all that stuff is normal, and even preferred.

Glitter Christmas Tiara
A more classy tiara, in Christmas colors. Metallic pipe cleaners are AWESOME!

Crazy Nutcracker Mini Hat
Okay, so officially, I have made my first two hats, and my shop is supposed to be exclusively tiaras...so I compromise by still calling these hair accessories, because they are, after all. With the theme of Regretsy in mind, I went crazy and created these two hats, the Crazy Nutcracker and the Crazy Santa, which has a real glass Santa ornament on it.

Crazy Santa Mini Hat
Glitterlicious Christmas Tiara
Glitter-covered holly leaves and berries, what could be better? This Christmas tiara is sparkly but simple.Perfect for any Christmas occasion.