08 February 2015

Artistic Inpiration

 Tiaras are all around us, you just have to keep your eyes open for them! These are some tiaras I've seen recently here in Seattle:

A handcrafted Swarovski crystal tiara made for George Ballanchine's ballet Jewels, at Pacific Northwest Ballet here in Seattle.

A handcrafted Swarovski crystal tiara made for George Ballanchine's ballet Jewels, at Pacific Northwest Ballet here in Seattle.

A hand crafted Swarovski tiara made for Pacific Northwest Ballet's production of Black Swan.

The prima ballerina Black Swan costume.

The tiara that Tilda Swinton wore while playing Queen Jadis in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe film. It is displayed at the Experience Music Project museum here in Seattle.

Robin Wright's Princess Bride costume, complete with the tiara. It is such a lovely, highly detailed gown. Also at the EMP, along with the Star Wars outfits below, which are on temporary display.

Queen Amidala's Regal gown that Natalie Portman wore in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. The headpiece is made from gold and red lace.

Queen Amidala's Galactic Senate gown that Natalie Portman wore in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. The headpiece is based off of traditional headdresses worn by Mongolian royalty. It is made from real gold.

A concept drawing for a Queen Amidala costume.


06 February 2015

Golden Crowns

Golden Trinket Tiara

I made some new tiaras in golden hues! The one above I made using jewelry and findings. I had these brass rings that I don't remember where they came from,  and I used these as the basis for the tiara. One top of these rings I have layered vintage earrings and buttons. From one side is a briolette drop, in a pale yellow quartz. The asymmetrical shape of the tiara is very attractive and high fashion.

Buttons and earrings in golden hues adorn the tiara.


This is another gold tiara, but instead of using vintage metal findings, I've used glittery gold craft sprigs and leaves. The tendrils that spiral out from the tiara add an amount of depth.

Fountain of Gold Tiara