Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Nerissa - please don't look if you haven't received your package.

The Crown/Tiara swap was so much fun for me to work on. It was a challenge to see what I could come up with using what I had. I started with the crochet doily thing and lined it with tulle.

Stiffened with white glue and sprinkled with glitter, I decided that further embellishment was needed.

So I added beads and sequins.

Take a look - Brady is enduring the modeling gig of the crown. Brady was a gift to me from the man at my address in the early part of our marriage and then was kidnapped by Molly as her bear when she was little. Molly is 16 (17 soon) and he still lives on her bed. No sheltered life for him though. He is well travelled and often very abused - such as being forced to cross dress in crowns and things. But he loves her and will do almost anything she asks.

The back of the crown perched askew on Brady's ears. Trailing ribbons are not his thing and he was trying to make a break for it here.

He did manage to escape back to the safety of his perch and the remaining photos are without a willing model. Details of the beading and sequins. The sequins look colored in the pictures. They are not. They are an irridescent white and reflect the colors of the beads in the center.

I stiffened the inside of the crown with some vintage hatband liner. I covered it with satin blanket binding. and it worked really well to help the crown stand up nicely.

But I could not stop with that...

Every princess needs a sceptor. This was made from a wire hanger, wooden heart cutout and various other items in my stash. It is on a base and will stand for display.

Nerissa, I hope you like this. I have to say, this was probably the most challenging swap I have participated in. I enjoyed making this and will make some others in the future.

For all of my cyber friends - Happy July 4th - I will be MIA tomorrow - there will probably be alcohol involved.

Have a wonderful day.


Mary Ann said...


OldBagNewTricks said...

Oh, that is such a pretty crown. You have really putdone yourself and it looks like you had a very nice time creating this. I am very impressed.. and you added a "wand/sceptor"... how Queenly.


see you there! said...

That's a wonderful crown and how nice for Mr. Bear to model it for us. I laughed when you said he escaped.

Happy 4th of July!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely amazing! So unique and just stunning! I love the sceptor too!!

Vallen said...

You are really a terrific crownmaker. That is inspirational!! ANd hey, I know a good crown when I see one, doncha know.