29 May 2014

I Heart Jadis

 If there's a fictional character I love more than Empress Jadis from Narnia, I don't know who it is. She is a strong female character that you don't often see in books, even if she is sorta evil. I bet she wore the most amazing ice crowns. CS Lewis obviously wasn't a huge jewelry connoisseur, and he never describes the magnificent jewels she totally would have worn!

 I made this amazing piece from silvery craft sprigs, piled high! The effect is intimidating, and wonderful, so Empress Jadis!

To purchase this tiara, go here.

This is one of my most proud pieces I've made! This says "Winter Queen" all over it, and emulated icicles in a sunray pattern. I've added some aurora rhinestones to the front of the tiara for a subtle effect. Careful when hugging someone while wearing it, I almost hurt my husband's face! :)

Purchase the Frost Empress Crown here.

Now on to tiaras that aren't so fanciful or as fantasy filled. This is a very lightweight Raspberry tiara! It is an understated piece that is really perfect for everday wear, and would be absolutely delightful on a bride at her summer wedding.

Raspberry Summer Tiara

Anther very lightweight, simple tiara. It would be really cute on a bride! Purchase the tiara here.

My sister made the base of this tiara, adding leaves and the turquoise colored beads to a handcrafted tiara base. I completely decked  it out with rhinestones, adding them to the base of the tiara and the tops and bottoms of the leaves. This is a more classical design, so it would go really well with an accurate princess or queen costume.

Duchess of Moondust Tiara.

11 May 2014

Tiara Book!!!

 As some of you may know, I am a graphic designer, and I was in school for two years learning to be a whiz at Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Using all those skills, I wanted to make a book showcasing my favorite tiaras!
 The cover shows a very large impressive tiara I made for my twin sister for Christmas one year. I don't really make these kinds of tiaras to sell, not only because it uses so many expensive materials (look at all those crystals and cultured pearls!), but it took a really long time! I would charge probably $200 for a tiara like that. Anyways, I am proud of that creation, so I put it on the cover.

This is a tiara I just listed in my Etsy shop. It is made from wire, epoxy resin, and pressed hydrangea flowers. It also made it onto the cover of the art and literary journal Spindrift (which has won national awards, and accepts entries from all over the world). So this is quite a cool tiara! I hope whoever buys it treasures it and loves it as much as I have.

My tiara is featured on the top right on the cover!
About my book, if any of you would be interested in purchasing it, I can list it up for sale at Lulu.com. I don't know for sure how much it would cost. It has 16 pages (with 8 tiaras) plus a front and back cover. So send me a message if you think you would like to buy a copy, and help support an artist, graphic designer, and jewelry designer!

New and Old tiaras up for sale

 I had some "old" tiaras laying around that I just listed in my shop, plus two new ones that are custom orders.
Crown of Thorns Tiara
 This is my "Crown of Thorns" tiara, made simply from rusted wire that has been sealed with a matte varnish. It also sorts of looks like barbed wire, so it's even perfect for punk princesses as well as Jesus imitators.

Gothic Bee Antennae
 These cute guys are my bee antennae! I made these about two years ago for a bee costume I wore at Hallowe'en. They are made from wire, epoxy glue, and yellow paint.

Soie Violette Tiara
This is another tiara from about two years ago, one of my favorite creations that was in my personal collection. It is time to sell it, and let it have a new owner! It is made from wire, discs of epoxy resin, and pressed hydrangea flowers (that I personally made!). It has a cool fairy feel to it, with a bit of gothic feel from the black wire. Certainly an awesome piece, I have gotten lots of compliments whenever I've worn it!

 Another Esmeralda tiara! These are a bit tricky to make, so I kind of always dread it when someone sends me a custom request for one. I will probably not take any more, it's not a very fun tiara to make...

 This was a fun custom request! The client wanted a mix between a Winter Empress tiara in my shop, and a pink flower fairy tiara in my sold items. This is what I came up with! I love it, I hope they do! Sometimes people really put their trust in me, especially when they don't submit any sketches of what they want.